True Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan; government restrictions; societal attitudes [KKT39980.E]

The Research Directorate found no reports of recent True Orthodox Church activity in Kazakhstan, or any references to societal and/or government opinions toward this faith among sources consulted.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

IRB Databases

Unsuccessful attempt to contact the True Orthodox Church in Russia

Internet sites including:

Barnabus Fund

Blagovest Religious News Agency

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights


Orthodox Christian Information Center

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty


Religious Movements, University of Virginia

Russian Christian Homepage

Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (in Russian)

Russian Religion News

True Orthodox Church, "Orthodox Church of Mother of God Derjavnaya", "Mother of God Centre" - the Marian movement in Russia
United States Department of State

International Religious Freedom Report 2001

Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

World News Connection

Yakov Krotov's Library (Christian resource pages in English and Russian)