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Religion or Ethics To Be Taught in Russian Schools

The AP reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev announced a pilot project yesterday that will require 20% of the country's schoolchildren to take classes in religion or secular ethics. The plan might be expanded nationwide by 2012.

In an interview on Russia Today, Alla Glinchikova from the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements says that if religion is to be taught in schools it should be history-based and should cover all religions and varieties of religion. She says that mixing church and state can be a dangerous thing.

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