Tag: Holy Rus’

‘And Russia was Once Called Holy…”

June 18, 2015

Staunton, June 15 – Every nation chooses for itself its own epithet, an American poet wrote just after the end of World War II. England, he said, was “merry old.” France was “la belle France.” “And Russia was once called holy.” Now, ever more Russians again are referring to their country in that way – […]

A Sect Called ‘USSR’ Spreads But Doesn’t Want Soviet Union Back

February 10, 2015

Staunton, February 6 – Russians have always been inclined to and fearful of religious sectarians seeing them as a threat to their faith and their country, but seldom have they faced one with a more bizarre name than one committed to driving out both Orthodox Christians and Jews from the territory of Eurasia. Called “USSR” […]