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Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky. ©RIA Novosti
Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal

Russia's culture ministry said Monday it fired a theatre director for offending Orthodox believers with a radical staging of a Wagner opera.

Russia sacks theatre chief in 'blasphemous' opera scandal
Illustration. ©Tengrinews.kz.
Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks about Islam, Orthodoxy and Protestantism

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has spoken about Islam, Orthodoxy and Protestantism during the XVI Congress of Kazakhstan’s Nur Otan party in Astana on March 11.

Nursultan Nazarbayev speaks about Islam, Orthodoxy and Protestantism
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas

Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the people of Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas
Photo courtesy of runyweb.com
Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village

A community of 230 Orthodox Jews began leaving the Guatemalan Indian village where they have lived for six years after claims of discrimination.

Jewish community 'forced out' of Guatemalan village
Photo a courtesy of Tengrinews
Kazakhstan goes ice-swimming in January

Lifeguards have shared tips and warnings about ice swimming.

Kazakhstan goes ice-swimming in January
©REUTERS
Women's prayer tests ultra-Orthodox hold on Western Wall

The singing rises through the early-morning cool which still covers the esplanade in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site at which Jews can pray.

Women's prayer tests ultra-Orthodox hold on Western Wall
Photo by Marat Abilov©
Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited Uspensky Cathedral, Kazakhstan’s major orthodox church, on Easter Sunday.

Nazarbayev attends Easter service in Uspensky Cathedral
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity

Syria's Greek Orthodox faithful bore a heavy cross on Friday as they marked the crucifixion of Christ, their country ravaged by two years of war and two of their bishops missing after being kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Syria Orthodox Easter marred by bishops in captivity
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©akorda.kz
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan residents on Easter

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the country’s Orthodox Christians on the Easter celebrated tomorrow.

Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan residents on Easter
Russian Church predicts good ties with new Pope
Russian Church predicts good ties with new Pope

The Russian Orthodox Church expects that newly elected Pope Francis will foster positive relations between the two churches.

Russian Church predicts good ties with new Pope
Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank
Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank

We told about this request to President Nazarbayev and received a positive reply: the Metropolitan of Astana and Kazakhstan.

Orthodox cathedral and Sunday school to be erected in Astana's Left Bank
©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan to have 3 days off for Orthodox Christmas

Religious holidays Kurban-ait and Orthodox Christmas are not considered official holidays, but are days off in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan to have 3 days off for Orthodox Christmas
Russian Orthodox patriarch visits Holy Land
Russian Orthodox patriarch visits Holy Land

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill was in Jerusalem on Friday for his first visit to the Holy Land since becoming head of the powerful church in 2009.

Russian Orthodox patriarch visits Holy Land
©REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan

Before the re-registration there were 197 Christian, Evangelic and Baptist religious institutions registered at the territory of Kazakhstan. Only 60 of them have submitted documents for re-registration: Lama Sharif

Number of religious institutions will be cut by third in Kazakhstan
©RIA Novosti
Russian Orthodox activists protest Pussy Riot art show

Backers of the Russian Orthodox Church disrupted the opening Thursday night of an art exhibit in Moscow devoted to the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

Russian Orthodox activists protest Pussy Riot art show
Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo
Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo

Leaders of Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Muslim and Jewish communities Sunday made a pressing call for peace from Bosnia which was the scene of the worst atrocities committed in Europe since World War II.

Christians, Muslims, Jews call for peace from Sarajevo
Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Photo by Danial Okassov@
Nazarbayev received gratitude letter from Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

Patriarch thanked President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev for a warm and friendly reception in Kazakhstan.

Nazarbayev received gratitude letter from Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
Photo by Danial Okassov©
Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia wished peace and prosperity to Kazakhstan citizens

His Holiness Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Astana.

Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia wished peace and prosperity to Kazakhstan citizens
Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. Photo by Yaroslav Radlovskiy©
Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Patriarch Kirill on Orthodoxy mission

Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia arrived in Astana for participation in the 4th Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.

Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Patriarch Kirill on Orthodoxy mission
Are religious parties possible in Kazakhstan?
Are religious parties possible in Kazakhstan?

Leaders of key religions in Kazakhstan do not support the idea of creation of religious parties.

Are religious parties possible in Kazakhstan?