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Russian schools to require religious instruction

February 14, 2012

After decades of official atheism, the government of Russia has chosen to make religious education compulsory in the nation's schools.

Students will be asked to choose instruction in one of the four “traditional” faiths of Russia: Orthodox Christianity, Islam, Judaism, or Buddhism. Those who reject all four alternatives may still opt for courses on the “foundations of religious culture.”


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Feb. 14, 2012 11:09 PM ET USA

    Obviously the Orthodox hierarchy are still, and will remain, scared to death of Rome. When Mother Russia converts, it will be all at once. Worth a prayer.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Feb. 14, 2012 8:24 PM ET USA

    When is the other shoe dropping?