Russia reverts to state control of religion A Bill primarily aimed at anti-terrorist activities was signed into law by President Putin on Sunday 3 July. Barnabas Fund The Kremlin in Moscow | photo: Barnabas Fund Protestant Christians in Russia fear that the new law will be chiefly enforced as a weapon against them but not used against the Orthodox Church, which Mr Putin has favoured in the past. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.