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Ramadan: four tips to help you eat right and stay healthy

Ramadan began on April 13 this year, and is one of the most important months of the year for Muslims. For the month of Ramadan, the majority of Muslims will fast during daylight hours and cannot eat or drink until the sun sets – after …

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Jews around the world celebrate Passover

Jews around the world celebrate Passover: this is the main holiday in Judaism, dedicated to the events known as the Exodus from Egypt. The Passover is celebrated on the 14th day of the spring month of Nisan according to the Hebrew …

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Russia's Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas

Today Orthodox Christians are celebrating Christmas, one of the biggest and most ancient Christian holidays. Russian President Vladimir Putin attended Orthodox Christmas services at a small 13th century church on an island. …

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Nationalization of religion as a way to combat religious extremism

In September, Russian lawmakers made another attempt to bring spiritual and church practices in line with trends in domestic and foreign government policy. The bill "On Amendments to the Federal Law" ”On Freedom of Conscience and on Religious Associations" in terms of improving the legal regulation of the activities of religious associations was removed from consideration

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Christian heritage to be protected in liberated territories

In a recent telephone conversation with Ilham Aliyev, Vladimir Putin, in particular, drew attention to the fact that Christian churches and monasteries are located in the regions that are being returned to Azerbaijan following the trilateral declaration. In this regard, Putin stressed the importance of ensuring the safety and regular service of these shrines. The President of Azerbaijan expressed understanding and said that the Azerbaijani side would act accordingly

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Gerard Depardieu becomes Orthodox

The famous French actor, a citizen of Russia, Gerard Depardieu converted to Orthodoxy, the baptism ceremony took place in the Cathedral of St. Alexander Nevsky in the historic part of Paris, the church informs. "The baptism …

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Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha

Today Muslims around the world are celebrating the Festival of the Sacrifice, Eid al-Adha, one of the most important holidays in the Muslim calendar.  On this day Muslims gather at a mosque for a common prayer and sacrifice an …

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