religion in Russia

Russian orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day

Russian orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas Day

Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill has extended Christmas greetings to Russians and wished them to care about their close ones, show mercy and help the needy. "Let’s remember that there are no obstacles for God. He …

Jews preparing to celebrate Passover

Jews preparing to celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover: this is the main holiday in Judaism, dedicated to the events known as the Exodus from Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin extended greetings to Russian Jews on Passover. …

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany

Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrating Epiphany

Orthodox Russians are celebrating one of main Christian feasts, Epiphany, on January 19. According to the Gospel, during Christ’s baptism in the Jordan River, God was revealed in His three hypostases: the Father, the Son and the …

Russian muslims celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Russian muslims celebrate holy month of Ramadan

Russian Muslims have welcomed the holy month of Ramadan, which began on April 24.  Every evening when the sun has set, families and friends would usually get together for the Iftar meal to break the fast. Many people go to the …

Holy month of Ramadan begins

Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …

Patriarchs of Russia and Constantinople to meet in Istanbul

Patriarchs of Russia and Constantinople to meet in Istanbul

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will hold a meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople in Istanbul on August 31, the Synodal Department for Church, Society and Media Relations said. "The previous meeting of His …

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremism

Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia suspended over extremism

Russia’s Justice Ministry has suspended the activities of the religious organization calling itself Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia due to its extremist activities, TASS reports. According to the …

Patriarch Kirill: Nagorno-Karabakh wound keeps bleeding

Patriarch Kirill: Nagorno-Karabakh wound keeps bleeding

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is a bleeding wound on the body of the Caucasus, the Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia said during a meeting with the chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh-ul-Islam …

 Moscow calls for global fight against terrorism

Moscow calls for global fight against terrorism

Representatives of different religions and secular society must constantly engage in dialogue, the purpose of which is opposition to destructive activities of terrorist organizations, because now international terrorism has become a truly …

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Jews around the world celebrate Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is a holiday, which marks the beginning of the year in the Jewish calendar. It is one of the most important Jewish holidays. This year, Rosh Hashanah (the new year 5777 in the beginning of creation according to the Jewish …

Eid al-Adha celebrated in Moscow

Eid al-Adha celebrated in Moscow

Ravil Gaynutdin: "Nobody is allowed to sacrifice people's lives, even if there are motives and political purposes"

Gaynutdin: Hajj ends with no incidents this year

Gaynutdin: Hajj ends with no incidents this year

The pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia has ended this year without any incidents, the chairman of the Russian Muftis Council, Ravil Gaynutdin, who carried out a service at the Moscow Cathedral Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha holiday, …

Putin congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Putin congratulates Muslims on Eid al-Adha

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated all Muslims of the country on the Eid al-Adha holiday, the Kremlin press service reports. The Russian president stressed that the Muslim community makes a significant …

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Happy Eid al-Adha!

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the festival of the sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important festivals in the Muslim calendar. On this day believers gather at a mosque for common prayer and sacrifice an …