Moscow, Feb. 25, 2008 (CWNews.com) - Russian President Valdimir Putin has announced that Russian Orthodox seminarians are obliged to do mandatory military service, Vatican Radio reports.
Putin's policy announcement appears to put the government on a collision course with the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Moscow patriarchate in the past has threatened to expel any seminarians who use firearms or engage in military service.
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