If you are not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. - Martin Luther
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.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
Andrey Sebrant has provided photos and this history of this Moscow church with a "long and complicated
Church of the Veil of Our Blessed Mother, Moscow
Photos of this church builit in 1697 outside Moscow and of the Ephipheny holiday on January 19, 1997. (Russian version)
Eastern Orthodox Church ~ Home
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.
Links to Russian Orthodox Church Abroad (ROCOR) Web Pages
Several links to other Russian Orthodox Church sites abroad.
Old Rite Russian Orthodox Church of the Nativity of Christ
This church, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, provides information about the faith and its teachings, icons, and more (including a tour of the church!).
Russian Orthodox Centre
This site is in Russian only and is the information and publishing center of the Russian Orthodox faith.
Russian Orthodox Church
The official site of the Moscow Patriarchate provides a well written history and state of the church today, news and events, relations and more.
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
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.
Russian Orthodox Church Server
This site contains a lot of information about Russian Orthodox Church, its history and traditions
Russian Orthodoxy and Her 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.
St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Chisholm, Minnesota
In addition to specific information about this church, there are icons, prayers and other related resources to the Russian Orthodox Church.
State Museum of the History of Religion
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
Please let us know of additional resources.
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