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.
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.
Not since the Cold War has Germany's foreign policy faced such crucial tests. Ahead of the German elections, DW's Tim Sebastian and a live audience quiz politicians from Germany's six major parties on foreign policy.
Following an arson attack on a movie theater in Yekaterinburg, protests over a controversial film could turn violent. Some fear the rise of "orthodox extremism," but the Russian government appears unconcerned.
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