Russia is a Secular State, but Religion is Respected – Putin

admin | 18 October 2012

Photo: RIA Novosti

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has urged to respect people’s religious beliefs but also remember that Russia is a secular state. He commented on a scandal which erupted in Russia’s Stavropol region after the local school administration banned wearing hijabs.

He stated this meeting with the People’s Front Movement Thursday

The President added that Russia is a multiconfessional state but Church and state are separated.

Source: Voice of Russia

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