Volume 72, 2018
Between Secularity and Clericalism
The position on all religions should be based on the constitutional regulations about the secular character of the Russian state and the equality of citizens regardless of their attitude to religions. Only the secular state can provide freedom of worship of its citizens. According to the results of the sociological research of different organizations the following conclusion can be done: the public views of the Russians would like to minimize the influence of religion as a social institution. Confabulating the manipulative influence of religions, and, especially the Russian Orthodox Church, the state expands it and may cause the future social conflicts.