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← Rise of religion in Russia

sunbeamforjeebus's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by sunbeamforjeebus

Having just read the biography of Vladimir Putin 'The man without a Face',by Masha Gessen, which I heartily recommend, I believe the increase in christian Church attendance in Russia actually suits Putin's agenda.Whilst he is instituting huge fines for anyone caught protesting he is openly welcoming clergy to the Kremlin and being publically shown doing so.It is merely another control tool he has added to his arsenal.Also by allowing christianity to emerge from underground it shows him as a strong leader,unafraid of other threatening dogma, and adds christians to his dwindling list of supporters.

Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:33:53 UTC | #950310