Sophia Kishkovsky is an author at Religion News Service.
Drag queen winner of Eurovision contest condemned by Russian Orthodox Church
MOSCOW (RNS) Both the Kremlin and the Moscow Patriarchate have been positioning Russia as a moral bastion in contrast to Europe and the United States.
Ukrainian crisis may split Russian Orthodox Church
(RNS) The protests that toppled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych also a galvanized a religious awakening and may lead to a seismic shift in church-state relations.
Russian punk band found guilty of ‘hooliganism’ and ‘religious hatred’
(RNS/ENInews) A Moscow court on Friday found three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral. By Sophia Kishkovsky.