Regulating Faiths: Make Your Preaching Legal

Regulating Faiths: Make Your Preaching Legal

Roman Lunkin

Roman Lunkin

Senior Researcher at Institute of Philosophy, Russian Academy of Sciences
Roman Lunkin, head of the Center for Religious Studies in the Institute of Europe (Russian Academy of Sciences), member of Russian team of Keston Institute (Oxford, UK) project “Encyclopedia of religious life in Russia Today”, editor-in-chief of the web-portal “Religion and Law” (www.sclj.ru), Public policy scholar in Woodrow Wilson Center and Kennan Institute (2011), The Galina Starovoitova Fellowship scholar of Kennan Institute (2017).
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BY ROMAN LUNKIN Just ten years ago it would have been hard to imagine that the crackdown on civic activism in Russia would target religious communities, not just NGOs. And yet it is happening. The Russian state persecutes Baptists, Pentecostals,…

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Russia Is a Political Hazard Zone

Maxim Trudolyubov
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Maxim Trudolyubov

Senior Fellow at Kennan Institute
Maxim Trudolyubov, Senior Fellow with the Kennan Institute and editor-at-large with Vedomosti, has been following Russian economy and politics since the late 1990s. He has served as an opinion page editor for Vedomosti and editor and correspondent for the newspaper Kapital. He is the author of Me and My Country: A Common Cause (2011) and People Behind the Fence (2016). He won the Paul Klebnikov Fund’s prize for courageous Russian journalism in 2007, was a Yale World Fellow in 2009, and was a Nieman fellow at Harvard in 2010-11.
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BY MAXIM TRUDOLYUBOV Russia has not seen a protest of this size since 2012 or earlier: on March 26, tens of thousands of people went out into the streets to show their indignation at government corruption. Some 1,500 were detained…

The Politics of Russia’s Approach to Human Trafficking

The Politics of Russia’s Approach to Human Trafficking

Anastasia Dovgaia

Anastasia Dovgaia

Anastasia Dovgaia is a Public Relations specialist and a former Research Assistant at the Kennan Institute. She is pursuing her Master's degree in Mass Communication at the University of Central Missouri and holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Ural Federal University. Anastasia became a participant of the "Opportunity Funding," provided by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
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BY LAURA A. DEAN AND ANASTASIA DOVGAIA January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States. Although at first glance human trafficking does not seem to be a contentious topic, the issue of human trafficking is…