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The resources below describe the history and traditions of religion in Russia/NIS. Although many of the resources are about the Orthodox faith, we also have tried to cover the diversity of religious and spiritual beliefs practiced in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church is in Dallas Texas. Attractive and informative site about the church, lots of information about Russian Orthodoxy, and pointers to other Orthodox resources on the Net.
Andrey Sebrant has provided photos and this history of this Moscow church with a "long and complicated history."
Photos of this church builit in 1697 outside Moscow and of the Ephipheny holiday on January 19, 1997. (Russian version)
Joint initiative (it appears) by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of West Central Florida and Ukrainian Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Prophet St. Elijah.
Edward Opp has put together photos and text about this 600 year old Russian Orthodox procession that takes place every June 3.
Several links to other Russian Orthodox Church sites abroad.
This church, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, provides information about the faith and its teachings, icons, and more (including a tour of the church!).
This site is in Russian only and is the information and publishing center of the Russian Orthodox faith.
The official site of the Moscow Patriarchate provides a well written history and state of the church today, news and events, relations and more.
The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia site provides a wealth of information regarding the Russian Orthodox Church abroad including its mission, history, organization, and a complete parish directory.
This site contains a lot of information about Russian Orthodox Church, its history and traditions
This site gives a brief description with several beautiful graphics of churches and icons. The site is in Russian, English, and German.
Douglas and Colleen Hartman have put together a nice list of resources of the Orthodox religion in Russia.
This site describes the background joint projects and initiatives pursued by the Episcopal Diocese of New York and the Russian Orthodox Patriarchate in Moscow. In addition, there is an abundance of information about the Russian Orthodox church.
In addition to specific information about this church, there are icons, prayers and other related resources to the Russian Orthodox Church.
This museum exhibits the history of religion in Russia - not only the Orthodox faith but others as well. It is available in Russian, English, French and German.
Other Religions and Resources
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