The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has urged monks to turn their backs on the internet, in order to protect themselves from online temptations.
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has spoken out against spending money on an electronic version of the orthodox encyclopaedia series.
The church said that if the women make statements showing "penitence and reconsideration of their action," they "shouldn`t be left unnoticed."
One in five Russians believes that the Russian Orthodox Church has become too active in the country`s political life.
Russia is abuzz with talk of the Orthodox Church`s wealth and its close links to the Kremlin.
Madonna has spoken out against a new law in Russia, which likens homosexuality with paedophilia.
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