Tag Archives: Russia

Now St. Vladimir?

After Saint Josef, Saint Vladimir?

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St. Josef?

Modern Russia: Estonia’s president Toomas Hendrik Ilves tweets: Syncretism: the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought. Pause to consider the outrage if a similar icon, but bearing the picture of Hitler, had been included … Continue reading

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Putin’s Church

The Aviationist reports: A Tupolev Tu-214SR, used as a communication relay aircraft often dispatched by the Russian Air Force to accompany Putin’s presidential aircraft or other Moscow’s VIPs on their trips, has departed from St. Petersburg and it is currently … Continue reading

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God and Mr. Putin

Pat Buchanan, writing in Human Events, appears to suggest that Vladimir Putin may, so to speak, be on the side of the angels: In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the … Continue reading

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Dana Rohrabacher, Again

Dana Rohrabacher, Republican congressman and scourge of Pussy Riot, is at it again. The New York Times: …Then came Russia’s takeover of Crimea, and Mr. Rohrabacher had to draw the line — in favor of Mr. Putin. “There have been … Continue reading

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Contrasts: Pussy Riot and the New ‘Useful Idiots’

Two of the formerly-jailed Pussy Rioters have been in Moscow today, bravely speaking at a demonstration to oppose what Putin is doing in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Right Wing Watch (I know, I know) reports that Concerned Women of America will no … Continue reading

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“Black Cassock, Gold Epaulettes”

The latest issue of the British magazine, Standpoint, has a fine profile of Pussy Rioter Nadezhda Tolonnikova by Rachel Polonsky. The whole piece is well worth reading, but this, in particular, caught my attention: The dissident priest Gleb Yakunin regards … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy, Nationality, Autocracy (Again)

Cross-posted on Ricochet. Having long lost out in his efforts to woo Russia’s liberals, and increasingly struggling with opposition in Russia’s metropolitan centers, Vladimir Putin has instead being appealing to Russia’s ‘silent majority’. I wrote about this for National Review … Continue reading

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Church and States

Cross-posted on the Corner: Russia’s first modern ‘official’ ideology was developed in the early 19th Century, primarily as a response to the potential liberal challenge from both home and abroad, and was summed up in the words Orthodoxy, autocracy and … Continue reading

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Vladimir & Kirill

There were some here in the US, particularly a few on the Religious Right, who failed to appreciate the extent to which the Pussy Rioters’ decision to stage their brief event in a cathedral was not just some childish blasphemy, … Continue reading

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