The Orthodox alliance with the Kremlin leaves other Russian Christians under pressure
For many Christians in Russia, the freedoms of the early 1990s are largely gone. The Russian Orthodox Church, once a victim of Communist oppression, is now cozy with the Kremlin, but at a price: It overlooks the growing authoritarianism of President Vladimir Putin and human rights violations reminiscent of Soviet times.
Putin trumpets the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) as the one true faith and source of Russian superiority. He blesses new churches, and the ROCâ€™s Patriarch Kirill proclaims Putinâ€™s rise as a â€śmiracle from God.â€ť The ROC persuaded the government to pass a law in 1997 restricting the religious freedom of â€śforeign faiths,â€ť and Putin pushed state-owned energy companies to invest billions into the rebuilding of churches destroyed by the Soviets....
Jim Lincoln wrote: excerpt from, "In Trumpâ€™s America, Violence Wins" [ https://tinyurl.com/ydefl7lw
Saletan conveniently ignores actual violence from neo-Marxist Trump haters, and Democratic ballot-box stuffing which has been standard practice in some precincts since the 19th-century. Now, they want to use illegal immigrants to rig elections. I wouldn't be surprised if Saleton is being bribed to write incoherent trash like this.
Progressive Democrats, along with their Republican enablers, are the real threat to America, not Russia. Democrats downplayed the threat of Russia during Stalin's time, playing Useful Idiot for him, and exaggerate Putin's to a ridiculous degree.
Say this is a good article to add my own slice from the article,
Jill Nelson wrote: ...The ROCâ€”now one of the largest landholders in the countryâ€”even has the right to teach religion in public schools and preview any bill sent to the Russian Duma. The ROC is largely silent about the Kremlinâ€™s murdering of critical journalists, politicians, and lawyers; its attacks on Georgia and Ukraine; its aid to the murderous Assad regime in Syria; and its fostering of crony capitalism that rewards corrupt oligarchs and steals from the innocent....
excerpt from, "One state, one church?"
Jill Nelson, being stationed in Russia, had better watch out or one of Putin's cronies may body slam her like that Montana Congressman did to a reporter here in our country. It's really good zinger of an article on Putin.