Agency for Religious Information
Nizhny Novgorod region, Russia

Details on the website  "Agency for religious information - the Nizhny Novgorod region" (ARI-NNR).

     The aim of our Internet resource is to provide public with information on religious activities in the Nizhny Novgorod region. Another mission of the ARI-NNR is to cover the religion related events, which take place in cultural, social and political sphere of life of the Nizhny Novgorod region. This website is the successor of the Internet resource "Freedom of faith in the Nizhny Novgorod region", that was active in the years of 2002-2012.
     The website is of secular, non-confessional and independent nature. We implement rather sociological than theological approach to the analysis of events, taking place in the religious life of the region. Doing this we reject "human rights" approach to data collection.
     Being aware of the fact, that the Eastern Orthodoxy is historically considered to be the predominant confession in the Nizhny Novgorod region, we believe, that public also needs to be supplied with information on religious minorities and religious communities, which have used to be attributed to «nontraditional religions» and «new religious movements". We are open to informational exchange and cooperation with any religious organizations and groups, the activities of which are not forbidden by the laws of the Russian Federation.

                Website headings:

- News about all confessions;
- Forthcoming events;
- Preachment and journalism;
- Interview;
- Confessional media of the Nizhny Novgorod region; 
- References to the Internet resources of the religious communities of the Nizhny Novgorod region;
- What’s new at our neighboring regions.

                 Topic sections of the website:

- Orthodoxy and Old Belief
- Protestantism and near to Protestant religious movements
- Catholicism;
- Islam; 
- New religious movements; 
- Other religions;
- Atheism, secularism; 
- Dialogue, state, science.
      The site is in Russian, there are no English version unfortunately.
      Representatives of religious communities and all interested citizens are kindly asked to forward information for its publication on the pages of the ARI-NNR. There is no possibility to comment on materials posted on the website online. However, we are ready to place your comments in the heading "Preachment and journalism". Requirement for publication: extensive nature of submitted material and non-anonymity, in case it contains criticism of religious and any other organizations
     The ARI-NNR does not get funds from any religious communities or governmental authorities. Announcements of various religious events are published solely free of charge. Fees for the materials submitted are not provided for.
    The site Editor: Igor V.Simonov, PhD.  
    Contact information: religion52@yandex.ru