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Putin and Orthodox Church Cement Power in Russia
« on: December 20, 2007, 05:50:59 PM »
An interesting article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal this week.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119792074745834591.html?mod=hpp_us_inside_today

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Re: Putin and Orthodox Church Cement Power in Russia
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007, 06:02:07 PM »
AHHH I love artocles like this one.

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Re: Putin and Orthodox Church Cement Power in Russia
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007, 08:45:24 PM »
The Divine Right of Things: Putin helped broker the end of a schism between the Russian church and a rival outfit set up by anti-communist exiles after the 1917 Revolution.  The rival outfit (Rival Outfit Church Outside Russia) seems to be doing OK.
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Re: Putin and Orthodox Church Cement Power in Russia
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007, 06:13:42 PM »
The Divine Right of Things: Putin helped broker the end of a schism between the Russian church and a rival outfit set up by anti-communist exiles after the 1917 Revolution.  The rival outfit (Rival Outfit Church Outside Russia) seems to be doing OK.

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Re: Putin and Orthodox Church Cement Power in Russia
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 12:31:03 AM »
Maybe it's me, but when I read it I felt like there was an obvios bias or editorializing to the article.