Translated title of the contribution: Russians’ Attitude Towards Protestantism in Contemporary Russia: Regional Aspect

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The article deals with the Russians’ attitude towards Protestantism in the post-soviet Russia. The authors’ periodization of Protestantism formation in Russia is proposed. This periodization is based on three criteria: types of Protestants’ activities at each stage; the government’s attitude to it; its functions. The authors show that the establishment of the Russian Protestantism took fi ve basic steps. In modern Russia, Protestantism has its own history, it has built its tradition, and it has its own distinctive character. The authors suggest that the most authoritative protestant communities should acquire the status of social partners of state institutions. According to the article, the attitude of the majority of Russians to Protestantism is largely negative, although most of them have friends or acquaintances among the followers of this religion. This can e explained by the stereotypes in the public opinion of Russians: about the church itself (simplifi cation of ceremonies, of the Bible, of the decoration of the church), and about the personal qualities of the congregation (the rejection of community service and charity, lack of citizenship).
Translated title of the contributionRussians’ Attitude Towards Protestantism in Contemporary Russia: Regional Aspect
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)115-127
Number of pages13
JournalИзвестия Уральского федерального университета. Серия 3: Общественные науки
Issue number12(3)
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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