Restricted Religious Liberty In Russia

Robert talks with John Dunlop, a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution and a specialist in Russian politics. They discuss a law passed on Monday by the lower house of the Russian Parliament that restricts the activities of religious groups. The law restricts the establishment of religious organizations by groups that have been operating in Russia for less than 15 years. Critics say the law...which has the backing of the Russian Orthodox Church...violates Russia's constitution and is reminiscent of Soviet-style censorship of religion.



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