Russia to Adopt Tougher Measures on Religious Sects

An amendment will soon be made to the law on religious groups preventing religious sects and ministers preaching extremism and terrorism from freely entering Russia, Russian Vice-Premier Valentina Matviyenko told the press after a session of the commission on religious groups on Tuesday. According to her, currently the law allows followers of any religion the exclusive right to invite foreigners to preach their ideas, still the mechanism for legally regulating the religious activity has not been worked out. At today's session, measures to be regulated in detail by the country's concerned departments were outlined, said Matviyenko.