Tag: Orthodoxy

Patriarchate Aide Pushing Émigré Solonevich’s Ideas about ‘a Peoples Monarchy’

April 11, 2015

Staunton, April 9 – Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, a close aide to Patriarch Kirill and the head of the Synod’s Department for Relations between the Church and Society, is pushing the notion of a popular or even socialist monarchy as the most appropriate form of government for Russia, an idea that has its roots in the […]

Ukrainian Petition Seeks Ban on Moscow Patriarchate Operations in Ukraine

June 3, 2014

Staunton, 3 June – A petition calling for a ban on the operations of the Moscow Patriarchate on Ukrainian territory highlights in the religious sphere a dilemma Ukrainians face elsewhere as well: If Kyiv moves to protect itself, it will be criticized for violating human rights; if it doesn’t, it may be allowing Moscow institutions […]

Russia’s Wins and Losses in Ukrainian Crisis Up to Now Compared

May 29, 2014

Staunton, May 28 – In what he describes as an act of “political bookkeeping,” Andrey Lipsky, the deputy chief editor of Novaya Gazeta describes what Russia has gained and what it has lost so far as a result of the Ukrainian crisis, thus providing a useful checklist of the balance now and its likely direction […]

Dugin Says Putin Being Undermined by Insiders Who Don’t Back Him All the Way

April 29, 2014

Staunton, April 29 Aleksandr Dugin, the influential leader of the Eurasian Movement, says that Vladimir Putin is not just being attacked by “a fifth column” of opposition figures but also is being undermined by what he calls “a sixth column” consisting of those within his regime who are actively working to undermine the Kremlin leader. […]

Putin’s Ukraine Policy Accelerating Russia’s ‘Disappearance,’ Gontmakher Says

April 16, 2014

Staunton, April 16 – Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine, Yevgeny Gontmakher says, are accelerating the disappearance of Russia not so much in the sense of pointing to a change in its borders but rather with regard to the existence of a distinctive Russian society capable of surviving into the future. In an interview published by […]