Moscow Branch of the Salvation Army v Russia, 5 October 2006 [ECtHR]

Case no 72881/01

82. The Court observes, firstly, that the Religions Act indeed prohibited foreign nationals from being founders of Russian religious organisations. It finds, however, no reasonable and objective justification for a difference in treatment of Russian and foreign nationals as regards their ability to exercise the right to freedom of religion through participation in the life of organised religious communities.

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