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Russian Orthodox Radicals Seek Case Against Academic

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  • Bill Samsonoff
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      Tuesday, July 24, 2007

      Russian Orthodox Radicals Seek Case Against Academic

      Russia - Vitaly Ginsburg, physicist. Nobel prize winner;(undated)

      July 24, 2007 -- The radical Russian Orthodox movement Narodny Sobor
      today appealed to the Moscow Prosecutor's Office to start a criminal
      case against Russian Nobel laureate Vitaly Ginsburg.

      In a statement, Narodny Sobor said Ginsburg, who won the 2003 Nobel
      Prize in physics, made remarks that offend Orthodox sensibilities.

      The complaint came one day after Ginsburg and several other Russian
      academics signed a letter to President Vladimir Putin expressing
      concern that the Orthodox Church's influence is threatening to erode
      the separation between church and state.

      Ginsburg told Ekho Moskvy radio that the Orthodox Church is "strongly
      promoting religion to the detriment of science."

      (Interfax, Ekho Moskvy radio)
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