New Russian legislation requires ‘recertification’ for clerics trained abroad
March 25, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: The Russian legislature has approved a measure that would require religious ministers trained in other countries to receive certification from Russian officials before conducting religious activities. The bill—which will become law if signed by President Putin—also prohibits ministers from splitting off from a centralized religious body. Sponsors explained that the measure is intended to “prevent attempts to split the traditional confessions.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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