News on doings in Russia, including "legalizing" a pagan path, from one of my favorite blogs, The Wild Hunt:
Siberia in the News: Paganism goes formal and a God is found | The Wild Hunt: Siberia in the News: Paganism goes formal and a God is foundMore at The Wild Hunt blog.
Cara Schulz May 31, 2014 - Russian Republic Legalizes Neo-Pagan Faith.
Russia, more often making headlines for repression of minority faiths, recently recognized the neo-Pagan faith Aar Aiyy as an official “religious organization” in the Siberian Russian Republic of Sakha. Religions with this special designation receive greater protections and privileges in Russia than those who are merely religious groups.