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← Rise of religion in Russia

RDfan's Avatar Jump to comment 7 by RDfan

Could it be that after decades of repression by the communist party, religion in Russia is finally getting enough air to breath again?

From what I've read by Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and other Russian writers of the pre-communist era, religion was always an important part of Russian (public and private) life, as it is elsewhere.

I wonder if there is an actual rise in religion in Russia or whether there is just an increasingly public expression of a repressed urge that has been there for years.

Aside: It would be natural for (vote-seeking) politicians to align themselves with such a powerful force in society.

Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:54:48 UTC | #950327