Novel new religions find followers among Russia’s disillusioned

Novel new religions find followers among Russia's disillusioned

Novel new religions find followers among Russia’s disillusioned Novel : Priest Sergei Chevalkov lit a candle before a photo of Sergei Torop in Abode of Dawn in the Siberian region in Russia. (KEVIN SULLIVAN/WASHINGTON POST) By Kevin Sullivan, Washington Post  |  July 22, 2007 ABODE OF DAWN, Russia — Six miles from the nearest road, in the vast Siberian wilderness, a bearded man in flowing white linen robes sat at his kitchen table and talked about his crucifixion at the hands of Pontius Pilate 2,000 years ago. In a voice…

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Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terroris

Russia Is Accusing Activists in Crimea of Terrorism Russia’s federal security service, the FSB, is cracking down on Ukrainian activists in Crimea. Late last week, it announced the arrest of four people in its newest jurisdiction for allegedly planning to blow up various targets, including a Lenin statue. VICE News interviewed one of the suspects, an activist named Gennady Afanasiev, shortly after the March referendum that Russia used to justify its annexation of the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine. We had been in touch with Afanasiev in the regional capital of…

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Libya Why the EU is looking to Russia

Libya: Why the EU is looking to Russia

Libya Why the EU is looking to Russia (CNN)EU leaders are turning to Russia as they seek to stabilize Libya, stem the flow of migrants departing its shores for Europe and combat Islamist terrorism. But what is Russia’s stake in the volatile North African nation? One Libyan figure may prove to be central to any negotiations: Gen. Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been fighting Islamists and control a chunk of the country’s east. He’s already been talking to Russia. Here’s what you need to know: What is the current state…

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