Expert warns Russia’s ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses can spark backlash in EU

The Supreme Court’s decision was the largest ban on the activities of a religious movement since the disintegration of the Soviet Union

Classifying Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization in Russia could trigger a great amout of backlash from EU members and the United States where its activities are allowed, Russian religious studies scholar and leading research fellow of the Center for Religion and Society Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Europe, Roman Lunkin, said in an interview with TASS.

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