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Russia: Anti-Religious Online Group Closed

“Antireligion” group in the social network “Vkontakte“, with more than 8000 members, had been closed and its content deleted, ru_antireligion reports [RUS]. Prosecutor's office, that was checking the group for extremism [RUS], recognized photos of t-shirts with slogans “Orthodoxy or Death” [EN] as “extremist” and obliged administration of “Vkontakte” to close the group.

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  • CXW

    Being an atheist is not synonymous being being “anti-religious”. It simply means one doesn’t believe in a god. Granted, many atheists are skeptical/negative towards religion, but please don’t conflate the two things automatically.

  • […] on Vkontakte was shut down. Vkontakte has also closed several other groups, for example the ‘Anti-religion' group with nearly 8,000 members in July 2010. In July 2011, after several moderators of protest groups in […]

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