Stay away from Internet, Russian church leader tells monks

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.

Russian patriarch against electronic orthodox encyclopaedia

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has spoken out against spending money on an electronic version of the orthodox encyclopaedia series.

Russian church urges Pussy Riot members to repent

The church said that if the women make statements showing "penitence and reconsideration of their action," they "shouldn`t be left unnoticed."

Russians against Church meddling in politics

One in five Russians believes that the Russian Orthodox Church has become too active in the country`s political life.

Russian Orthodox patriarch`s watch causes buzz

Russia is abuzz with talk of the Orthodox Church`s wealth and its close links to the Kremlin.

Madonna challenges Russian Orthodox Church over anti gay law

Madonna has spoken out against a new law in Russia, which likens homosexuality with paedophilia.