November 20th, 2009

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first issue of the Moscow e-Journal of Religion

Dear colleagues and friends!

I’m very glad to announce that the first peer-reviewed online journal on the Study of Religions in Russia entitled “Moscow e-Journal of Religion” is finally opened. The first issue of the MeJR is focused on "Myth an Ritual" and has four articles: two in Russian and two in English. Alongside with articles we published very interesting and controversial discussion between two scholars of religion Timothy Fitzgerald and Ivan Strenski on definition of "religion" and use of this term in academia.

The website of the MeJR is -, where you can find a lot of different articles and papers.

On behalf of the editorial board of the MeJR I want to welcome all of you to read this issue and take part in the upcoming issues of the journal!

With this letter I want also to remind you that the Third online conference on the study of religions is still working and waiting for you. The online conference has been working for the last six weeks and since that moment more than 1.500 scholars from more than 50 countries worldwide have visited the web-site. It’s very interesting. We would like to invite you to register on the web-site of the conference. Even if not each of them read all of the articles and make comments to the papers, it’s need to be noted that each paper was read about 100 times or even more.
We would like to invite you to take part in the commenting and discussing papers on the conference web-site, because on December 1 2009 all papers will be closed from commenting, though the papers and comments will be left for reading.

The conference web-site is located here – If you will have any problems with it or any questions, please feel free to contact me. We will do our best to help you as soon as it possible.

Ivar Maksutov
editor-in-chief of the MeJR
chairman of the Moscow Society for the Study of Religions