Tim Sebastian interviews Vakhtang Kipshidze, Russian Orthodox Church Representative (repeat show).
Has the Russian Orthodox Church become Putin's tool of state policy in questions of human rights and even politics? "Conflict Zone" host Tim Sebastian talks to church representative Vakhtang Kipshidze in Moscow.
Monarchist and religious groups wanted "Matilda" banned, but the film highlighting an affair between Czar Nicholas II and a ballerina, has now officially been approved for release in Russia in October.
The court has found a Russian blogger guilty of inciting religious hatred. The case of Ruslan Sokolovsky, who posted a video of himself playing the phone game in a church, also inspired an episode of "The Simpsons."
The largest church in Saint Petersburg, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, is to be transferred from Russia's museum holdings into the hands of the Orthodox Church. The decision has caused protests and is not an isolated case.
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