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The Public Chamber adopted a compromise resolution on the issue of teaching religion at school
A long-standing conflict around Basic Orthodox Culture (BOC) courses in secondary schools is a focal issue in relationships between the Russian Orthodox Church and the government.
On 27 November, 2006 a joint meeting of three Public Chamber commissions was held in Moscow.
The meeting adopted a resolution on the issue, later changed by the Board of the Chamber.
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A. Verkhovsky. The Ministry of Justice has proposed restricting missionary outreach
According to the Slavic Legal Center, the Russian Ministry of Justice has mailed out a draft legal text to religious associations to consult about the Ministry's initiative to amend certain federal legislation "to counteract illegal missionary outreach." The Slavic Legal Center is very critical of the proposed law.

Similarly, SOVA offers our own, more detailed critical remarks.
A.Verkhovsky. Discrimination against religious groups in the context of security concerns. Presented on OSCE Conference
SOVA took part in OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism and on Other Forms of Intolerance, Cordoba, 8 and 9 June 2005.

SOVA's contribution included Alexander Verkhovsky's presentation "Discrimination against religious groups in the context of security concerns".
Recommendations to the OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Freedom of Religion or Belief (Vienna, 17-18 July 2003)
Recommendations were submitted by the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis and the International League for Human Rights.