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Religion in Russian schools

A Russia-wide survey shows nearly 70 percent of citizens approve of a "Foundations of Orthodox culture" class in schools. A Sept. 3 Interfax news release described one proposal where pupils could select the foundations' focus, from Orthodoxy, Buddhism, Islam or Judaism to secular ethics. A pilot project involving some 256,000 children in 12,000 schools could begin as early as spring 2010.


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