religions in Caucasus

Nationalization of religion as a way to combat religious extremism

Nationalization of religion as a way to combat religious extremism

In September, Russian lawmakers made another attempt to bring spiritual and church practices in line with trends in domestic and foreign government policy. The bill "On Amendments to the Federal Law" ”On Freedom of Conscience and on Religious Associations" in terms of improving the legal regulation of the activities of religious associations was removed from consideration

12th-century Albanian-Udi Church opens in Gabala

12th-century Albanian-Udi Church opens in Gabala

The Albanian Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary (12th century) was opened in Azerbaijani Gabala after restoration. The head of the Albano-Udi Christian religious community Robert Mobili took part in the opening ceremony, the correspondent of …

Muftiyat of Dagestan pays food debts of poor citizens

Muftiyat of Dagestan pays food debts of poor citizens

According to the official account of the religious organization on Instagram, in Dagestan, the republic’s muftiate paid the food debts of poor residents in many cities of the region. "Left without funds to feed the family, …

Ilia II of Georgia celebrates 87th birthday

Ilia II of Georgia celebrates 87th birthday

Today, January 4, marks the 87th birthday of the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and spiritual leader of the nation, Ilia II, who has been heading the Georgian Orthodox Church for 42 years. Ilia II (Irakli …

Zurabishvili joins march along path of St. Nino

Zurabishvili joins march along path of St. Nino

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili, on the day of St. Nino’s commemoration, who brought Christianity to the Georgian lands, joined the procession of the believers for several hours. Zurabishvili joined the believers at the …

Magas hosts Ramadan Tent Republican Iftar

Magas hosts Ramadan Tent Republican Iftar

Yesterday, the capital of Ingushetia, Magas, hosted the Ramadan Tent Republican Iftar  at the site of the mosque under construction. More than 500 residents of the republic took part in the event, the press service of the head of the region …

Muslims around the world to celebrate Night of Decree

Muslims around the world to celebrate Night of Decree

Muslims all over the world will spend the night from 11 to 12 June in prayer. The Night of Decree or Laylat Al Qadr is celebrated every year at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Official festive events timed to Laylat Al Qadr …

Orthodox church to be restored in Shelkovsky district

Orthodox church to be restored in Shelkovsky district

The Orthodox church of the Holy Martyr Barbara destroyed in 1937 will be restored in the Cossack village of Shelkovskaya, Chechnya. The decision to restore the shrine was taken after the Orthodox community appealed to the head of the republic, …

Kabardino-Balkaria to help pilgrims with Hajj

Kabardino-Balkaria to help pilgrims with Hajj

In Kabardino-Balkaria (KBR), an organizing committee will be established to assist pilgrims in the Hajj to the Islamic shrines of Mecca and Medina in 2017. The corresponding order was signed by the head of the republic, Yuri Kokov. The …

Yevkurov and Kadyrov held talks in Ingushetia

Yevkurov and Kadyrov held talks in Ingushetia

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, arrived in Ingushetia for talks with the head of the republic, Yunus-bek Yevkurov. The meeting was devoted to a discussion of the socio-political situation in both regions and ways to strengthen  …

Yevkurov proposes replacing Mufti of Ingushetia

Yevkurov proposes replacing Mufti of Ingushetia

The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-bek Yevkurov, wrote today on Instagram about the need for the resignation of the Mufti of Republic, Isa Khamkhoyev. "As the head of the republic, I have expressed …

Georgian Patriarch opposes slander against Islam

Georgian Patriarch opposes slander against Islam

The sermons of the head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has always draw attention of the Georgian public to themselves. They are widely reported in the local media and politicians …

Dagestani Mufti's book published in Russian

Dagestani Mufti's book published in Russian

The book of Dagestani Muslim spiritual leader Ahmad-khadzhi Abdullayev titled 'Lessons of Virtue' has been translated into the Russian language. It is reported that it was published with a circulation of 50 thousand copies. …