Posts tagged "russia"
By Irina Papkova. During protests in Ukraine, a show of solidarity belied the divided nature of the country’s confessional landscape.
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Irina Papkova reviews Geraldine Fagan's "Believing in Russia - Religious Policy After Communism"
The Russian Orthodox Church is a privileged institution very much at the forefront of Russian life, with a well-developed infrastructure and considerable wealth, so why do it's leaders believe that Orthodoxy is under attack? Irina Papkova looks back over events in 2012 to explain why.
How can President Obama expect to “reach out” to someone who has no idea how far away he’s standing?!
by Irina Papkova there's an eerie similarity between the reaction of some Orthodox believers to Pussy Riot and the worldwide protests against “Innocence of Muslims.”
by Irina Papkova The recent Russian elections have highlighted the complicated relationship between the Orthodox Church with both state and society. In December, prominent clergy expressed their dissatisfaction with the evidently fraudulent nature of the parliamentary election, and even patriarch Kirill made statements that could be interpreted as calling upon Putin to reform the...
A review of The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics, by Irina Papkova. Oxford University Press, 2011. By Sean Guillory In late February, four members of the Russian feminist punk group, Pussy Riot, performed a “punk prayer” on the altar of Christ Our Savoir Cathedral, the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). Their action, which included singing...