Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice Relating to Rule 27. Religious Personnel
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “persons protected by international humanitarian law include … medical and religious personnel … Attacks against such persons are prohibited.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 1.
The Regulations further states: “The provisions related to the protection of medical personnel are applied to religious personnel by analogy.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 1.