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    Ecumenical News International News Highlights 7 October 2008 Russia rejects tendentious US religion report Warsaw (ENI). Russia s foreign ministry has
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      Ecumenical News International News Highlights
      7 October 2008

      Russia rejects 'tendentious' US religion report

      Warsaw (ENI). Russia's foreign ministry has rejected a U.S. government
      report on religious freedom, and dismissed its claim that the country treats
      minority faiths unfairly. "The latest report published on their Web site
      shows a traditionally tendentious approach to Russia," the ministry said in
      a statement about the 2008 edition of the annual International Religious
      Freedom Report, released by the U.S. State Department in September. "The
      thesis about the privileged status of the Russian Orthodox Church is again
      exaggerated in the report. The fact that Orthodox Christmas is a holiday in
      Russia is used as 'proof' of this, as if the multinational U.S. does not
      officially celebrate the Catholic Christmas," the Russian foreign ministry
      said in its response to the U.S. report. [449 words, ENI-08-0804]


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