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Video: Muslims in Moscow Work to Break a Stereotype

The New York Times: Dozens of women dressed in colorful hijabs and floral dresses gathered under gray skies recently in the garden of a four-star hotel here for a charity…

Putin Is Down With Polygamy

In assenting to coerced, teenage marriages in Chechnya, Russia’s Christian warrior has made a devil’s bargain with an Islamist thug. BY JULIA IOFFE JULY 24, 2015 It’s not news that…

Polygamy app? ‘Halal’ dating service launched in Russia

Published time: 14 Jul, 2015 02:12Edited time: 15 Jul, 2015 07:09     WWW.RT.COM Get short URL RIA Novosti / Said Tsarnaev / RIA Novosti A mobile dating service based…

Ramadan in St Petersburg – the city where the sun doesn’t set

Epigraph: The month of Ramadan is that in which the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance for mankind … Therefore, whosoever of you is present at home in this…

Breaking the taboo: the Moscow women taking a stand against domestic violence

Source: The Guardian By Amelia Gentlemen — When Anna Zhavnerovich wrote about a beating she received from her boyfriend, it triggered a huge reaction. Now there are signs of a…

Russia’s Putin to visit Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 10 amid global tensions

Rosie Scammell | June 4, 2015 | 4 Comments VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Pope Francis on Wednesday (June 10), with pressure on the pontiff to…

KAZAN SUMMIT LINKS ISLAMIC BUSINESS AND FINANCE DEVELOPMENT: RUSSIA-INDIA REPORT

Financial links with world of Islam key focus at KazanSummit 2015 15-16 June Top international investment conference KazanSummit 2015 to be held June 15-16. Russia’s main economic forum for developing…

Killings in the Name of Ukrainian Land of Donbas

Patriarch Philaret Killings in the Name of Ukrainian Land of Donbas by HALYNA MOKRUSHYNA On March 22, in his Sunday sermon, the Patriarch Philaret of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of…

Losing Their Religion in Crimea : Russia’s Restrictive Religion Laws Take Their Toll

By Thomas J. Reese and Daniel I. Mark “Our people survived [deportation by] Stalin,” commented a manager of ATR, which, until April 1, was the only Crimean Tatar television station…

Russia says ISIL emergence outcome of US ‘activities’ in Mideast

Russia says ISIL emergence outcome of US ‘activities’ in Mideast Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:30PM Source: Press TV Russia’s foreign minister says the emergence of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists stems…

Russian Muslims Call for Punishing ISIL

OnIslam & News Agencies Wednesday, 01 April 2015 MOSCOW – A leading Russian Muslim group has issued a fatwa against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) and called it “enemy of…

Revealed: Russia’s new supersonic bomber can outrun Britain’s best fighter jet… and Vladimir Putin could soon send them our way

Dailymail.co.uk: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to unleash a supersonic bomber towards Britain which can outrun the Royal Air Force’s fastest fighter jets. The introduction of the Blackjack follows…

Top Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen: War between NATO and Russia a Real Possibility

http://russia-insider.com/: Professor Stephen Cohen is one of the most respected authorities on Russia among American and Western scholars. He is an American scholar of Russian studies atPrinceton University and New…

Russian tensions could escalate into all-out war, says Nato general

Russian tensions could escalate into all-out war, says Nato general General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, Nato’s deputy supreme allied commander in Europe, says Vladimir Putin could try to invade and seize…

A meeting of minds in Cairo: Billion-dollar arms deal on table as Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi seek closer trade links and alliance against ‘terror’

BY ROBERT FISK, THE INDEPENDENT Vladimir Putin arrived in Egypt last night for talks with his Egyptian opposite number on new roubles-only trade deals, the sale of billions of dollars’…

Supreme Court upholds hijab ban in Russian region’s schools

RT: Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled to uphold the ban of Muslim headgear in schools introduced last fall by authorities in the Republic of Mordovia. Wednesday’s verdict by the Supreme…

Media Watchdog Warns Charlie Hebdo-Style Cartoons Constitute Crime in Russia

The Moscow Times: Russia’s communications watchdog issued a formal warning to the country’s media on Friday against publishing religious-themed cartoons, saying their publication could be classified as a crime. The…

Top Russian senator calls on West to stop ‘demonization race’

Source: rt.com When ordinary Western people oppose Russia’s stand on various issues they are often unaware of the real situation because they think only of media stereotypes says the chair…

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