Russian police raided the homes of Muscovites protesting the construction of a Russian Orthodox Church in the city's Torfyanka Park. Police arrested and questioned many opponents in the night after they blocked builders' access to the site.
A push to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox church has also prompted Russian Orthodox bishops in Germany to "temporarily" quit a joint episcopate council. Their departure follows patriarchal orders from Moscow.
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.
Four weeks of football mania, street parties and exceptionally friendly police: Many Russians don't want the World Cup to end. So will any of the changes in the country's host cities stick?
Moscow authorities have pledged to "renovate" this city of 12 million, and give it a "European" look. But biologists warn that Moscow's natural habitats are disappearing at an alarming speed, with biodiversity at stake.
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