300 Amendments to religion law under consideration

Over the coming months some 300 amendments to Russia's religion law are to be considered by a working group attached to the government's Commission for Religious Associations, the group's chairman Andrei Sebentsov told Keston News Service on 28 November. The group is comprised of representatives of various faith communities and religious affairs officials from different government departments. Once they have drafted some proposed amendments (a process which will take some time, Sebentsov told Keston) these must gain the approval of the Duma religion committee before consideration by parliament itself.