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Russian Orthodox Church

Putin's Precursors

In Russia, Modernization and Westernization are hardly one and the same thing. Persistent attempts to achieve the former while avoiding the latter have been a majpr source of Russian repression.


Russia's Year of Mediocrity

Putin does not have much to be happy about as he looks back on 2012.

Spring for the Patriarchs

The Church's clout is growing in the former Soviet Union, even as other nonstate institutions have been weakened.

Religious Freedom and the National Interest

Religious freedom should not be the top priority of U.

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April 20, 2014