Skip to comments.Putin bans Mozilla products in Russian government offices
Posted on 04/18/2014 7:23:57 PM PDT by steve86
...and also Russian Orthodox church offices.
Firefox, Thunderbird, WebMaker, etc.
Some might want to consider Chromium.
Putin continues to lead on social issues.
Since we cancelled cable I have been playing with the online tv networks..
Putin tells the church what they may and may not purchase and use?
Remarkable. He joins the ranks of those taking a stand, not for marriage, but simply for the right to hold private beliefs.
What can a non-techie use?
Do you have a source for the story?
Lead on social issues? Have they banned pedophilia and kiddie porn yet?
I really like subtitles foreign shows and movies from Dramafever and VIKI - free with ads. Both sites have permission to do this by the way.
Pale Moon is just as easy to install as Firefox (based on Firefox source code), but is faster and more compact. Also, does not credit Firefox through Google.
You can even use Firefox Sync to bring all your tabs, addons, bookmarks, and preferences over.
I wonder if Putin will allow GODzilla to come into Russia.
After all, he claims to be a Christian/supporter.
PLEASE, No Putin does NOT allow religious freedom
2 recent cases:
INFO: Supreme Court confirmed the decision to liquidate the Pentecostal Church. Full name of the religious organization - “Evangelical Christian Church Pentecostal “Harvest”. It leads its activity about 20 years. According to experts, in Russia this movement is not less than 200 thousand followers.
Pentecostal put on a par with the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” in the scale and pace of distribution. According to eyewitnesses, at meetings of believers belong to a state of ecstasy until the hysterical attacks - is that the only way to know the Holy Spirit. Theologians on their websites make it move in the list of totalitarian sects active in Russia. Pentecostal representatives, in turn, say they are being persecuted on religious grounds. Reason for closing
Last spring, the “harvest” visited the city prosecutor and found out that the religious organization led educational activities without a license. In a rented building were equipped classrooms where classes were held. In the audience were school desks, shelves with the educational literature, manuals and wall boards. To monitor the progress of pupils representatives of religious organizations have used the cool magazines, led schedule, buying textbooks. In fact, the formal reason was found Close “Harvest” The prosecutor’s office filed a lawsuit (on the side of the plaintiffs were also Department of Justice and Department of Education Krasnogvardeisky district), and November 14, 2013 St. Petersburg court ruled to liquidate the church. By that time, several regions of the country courts also made similar rulings against Pentecostals.
Pentecostals do not agree with this decision and appealed to the Supreme Court. However, the decision rendered by the St. Petersburg City Court to liquidate the Church “Harvest” , was upheld and entered into force. Now this religious organization will be removed from the register of legal entities. According to the “ Diary of St. Petersburg “, now affiliated with “Harvest” preparing a complaint to the European Court. Meanwhile, experts say that in Russia there is still no government agencies that would address the problems associated with religious sects and destructive cults. Although at one time referred to the establishment of expert advice (there was even adopted by the relevant law , according to which it was planned that these tips will work in all regions of Russia ). But it turned out that among the officials almost no people, not only versed in religious matters, but also able to assess the potential risk of different preachers and restrict the activities of totalitarian organizations.
Therefore, only in a few cases, these “church” fails to cover. But there is a paradox - even if a religious organization close in Moscow or St. Petersburg, it operates freely in the province. Suffice it to change its name. Problem should be solved Now this difficult topic principally engaged in social movements. For example, in St. Petersburg is a center, which provide psychological assistance to victims of the activities of religious organizations. According to experts, using a variety of methods of luring people. Usually the first time the Cubs do not load the information. Everything is done to the people there were no conflicting feelings and doubts. This period psychologists call “honeymoon” in sect. Freshman all accept unconditionally all his love and favor. At this time, little by little its solvency assessment (if he has any money, property, etc.), it turns out marital status, occupation. In St. Petersburg, Pentecostals are 1996 They started with three people and have grown to branches daughter churches. The main hall at the Tallinn street. accommodate 500 worshipers.
2) MARCH 23, 2014
“Authorities banned the Church to speak and sing about God! “The authorities are forbidden to talk about God and faith in the church and Christian musicians banned sing about God in the church” - such an appeal made by the head of CNL pastor Maxim Maximov on his page in Facebook, - transmits Living Faith Media. I Maxim writing this knowing that the consequences would be for me. But you should know about this madness! I arrived at the jubilee conference in Ust-Kamenogorsk in eastern Kazakhstan. With me came here preacher and musician Sergey Shidlovskiy pastor Dmitry Shletgauer. For several months we were trying to get permission for visitors from Russia and Ukraine - sent email inquiries.
Immediately after his arrival in the city, their UstKamenogorsk (Dima and Sergei) was taken to the Administration of (City Hall) to meet with officials of Religious Affairs. When I learned that they require personally at City Hall, was very surprised! In their study, two officials met for talks “familiarity with foreign guests” (one was strict and the other a more open) . The meeting lasted 30 minutes. Official unequivocally banned Shidlovskii preach in the church, only gave permission to congratulate the people from the scene (do not remember God and faith). Dime Shletgaueru banned in the church to sing Christian songs can only neutral (neither about God nor about faith, NOTHING CHRISTIAN). They immediately warned that if they break this rule, then the consequences will be: Church fined and deported from their country forever. Local pastor Vitali was forced to sign a document that he is familiar with this warning. Vitaly pleased me, “Pastor Maxim you will preach at all meetings as our guests forbidden to preach in a church building”
When we came to the meeting in the hall, in the ranks were already waiting, the same officials! He sat all the congregation that outlined my sermon. PERSECUTION of freedom of conscience in Kazakhstan amplified! In one city in Kazakhstan (Petropavlovsk) from local pastors require them to bring the sermon notes at check in Administration.
Our pastor refused, then brazen government representative calls me and demands that I influenced the “negligent” pastor. To this I demanded a written REQUEST FOR THIS boorish LAWLESSNESS! She said that the other pastors of the city are already wearing her copies of their sermons. It frightened them and they forgot about their freedoms and rights. Here are our business!
Do not forget to pray for Pastor Bakhytzhan pensioner who sits without the guilt!
L if I know. This is all starting to get more and more bothersome. Putin is becoming more bold and brazen, I think his ego is starting to bulge.
Two narcissistic world leaders on the stage, one will get tired of sharing the spot light.
Obama and Putin...what a lovely situation the world finds itself in.
the stink raised by homos before the Olympics was due to Putin’s ban on homo propaganda to children.
it’s the homos that prey on children, not Russians
Boy...the Trading Places is really weird!
We’ve got the communist and I’m not sure what they’ve got but maybe less of a communist than zero.
I hope he really does do this.
You know about the Mozilla personnel issue that ignited all this, right?
Yes, I know what happened. Still doesn’t make me see Putin as a hero. Putin is bad news.