Prominent Religious Scholar Sergey Ivanenko Gave Testimony in Trial of Jehovah’s Witnesses. What Did He Say?

On September 4, 2019, in the trial of six Jehovah's Witnesses in Saratov, the floor was given to the prominent religious scholar, PhD, and State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Sergey Igorevich Ivanenko. We give excerpts from his testimony.

Saratov Region

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Is It Correct to Call Jehovah’s Witnesses a “Sect”?

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Publish Complete Bible in Uzbek Language

The first complete Bible translation in Uzbek, the native language of more than 25 million people, appeared in 2017, soon followed by another.

“An Award to a Very Special and Rare Mother”

A certificate of merit from the director of the Research Institute of Paediatrics refutes one of the myths about Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Moscow Region

Dennis Christensen (Languishing in Detention) and Fellow-Believers Received Thanks From Local Authorities

Oryol authorities thanked Jehovah’s Witnesses for their good deeds. By a strange coincidence, one of them is behind bars.

Oryol Region

Family of Jehovah’s Witnesses Receives Medal From Head of State

On 31 May 2017 in Moscow, at a meeting in the Kremlin, the country’s president gave Valeriy and Tatyana Novik, Jehovah’s Witnesses from Karelia, the “Order of Parental Glory” medal.

Karelia

Richard Clayton: “A Shocking Example of a Bad Law Being Used for a Worse Purpose”

Great Britain’s representative to the Venice Commission believes that the claim against Jehovah’s Witnesses will not help Russia consolidate its reputation as a civilized nation.

European Union

Massimo Introvigne: “The Only Relationship Between Jehovah’s Witnesses and Violence Is They Have Been Victims of Violence”

The OSCE Representative on Combatting Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination speaks about the attempt of the Ministry of Justice to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.

European Union

Heiner Bielefeldt: “If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Extremists, I Think We All Are”

The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion speaks about the attempt of the Ministry of Justice to ban Jehovah’s Witnesses.

European Union

Annika Vitamar: “If Jehovah’s Witnesses Are Extremists, Then Most Versions of Christianity Could Be Called the Same”

A religious historian from Denmark speaks about the judicial claim against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

European Union