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Yarovaya Law

N.Y. Times - link

Washington Post - link

Approved by the Russian parliament and today Vladimir Putin, this law is aimed at terrorism, but includes the criminalization of sharing your faith.

From Christianity Today:

Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.

The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.

To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences and online.

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2 comments :

  1. Looks like the iron curtain is about to slam shut once again.

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  2. Looks like the iron curtain is about to slam shut once again.

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