“I can say that educational programs are really unthinkable without students knowing at least primary information about the main sacred texts that are the main ones for the traditional religions of Russia,” Kipshidze believes.

He also noted that sacred works are now being studied in courses on the foundations of religious cultures and secular ethics.

Earlier, State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov proposed introducing compulsory study of the main sacred works of traditional religious movements represented in Russia into the general education school curriculum.

In his opinion, knowledge of the foundations of traditional religions will contribute to the cultural and spiritual development of schoolchildren.