Social Justice Research

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 393–408 | Cite as

Minority Religions and Social Justice in Russian Courts: An Analysis of Recent Cases

  • James T. Richardson
  • Marat Shterin


This paper presents a number of important recent cases from Russia involving new and minority faiths. The cases are examined to see how these unpopular groups are dealt within the context of a rapidly changing Russia. Conclusions are drawn about how the legal system in Russia operates concerning minority faiths, using the sociological variables discussed in this issue's introduction.

Russia sociology of law legal cases minority religions freedom of religion 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • James T. Richardson
    • 1
  • Marat Shterin
    • 2
  1. 1.The Department of SociologyUniversity of NevadaRenoNevada
  2. 2.London School of EconomicsLondonEngland

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