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on June 24, 2015 in World News

Russians’ preferences for secular state become stronger

Most Russian citizens say they prefer not to change the constitutional guarantees of the state’s independence from religion, and almost half of them said they were happy with current church policies. According to a recent poll conducted by the government owned VTSIOM agency, Russians who would rather their country be a purely secular state was 64 percent – up from 54 percent in 2007. They think the distancing of state power and religion is guaranteed by the Constitution and don’t want this changed. Twelve percent of responders supported the idea of introducing the state’s religion into the basic law, as… View Article

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