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Russian Old Believers Seek Rehabilitation – Part IV

Dear Readers: Today I conclude my 4-part series on the Russian Old Believers, based on this story  in VZGLIAD.  Recall that Old Believer Moscow Metropolitan Kornily (=Father Cornelius) met with Russian President Vladimir Putin – gasp!  It turns out that … Continue reading

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Russian Old Believers Seek Rehabilitation – Part III

Dear Readers: Today I continue my story based on this piece in VZGLIAD, about the meeting between Father Kornily (Latin Cornelius), Old Believer Metropolitan of Moscow and All-Rus (всея Руси). Kornily, at his press conference, stressed the historical significance of … Continue reading

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Russian Old Believers Seek Rehabilitation – Part II

Dear Readers: Today I resume my story on the Russian Old Believers, based on this piece in the VZGLIAD newspaper. As we learned last time, the great Schism in the Russian Orthodox Church occurred in the mid 1600’s.  Since that … Continue reading

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Statue of Olena Teliha Desecrated at Babiy Yar

Dear Readers: Today I am doing something that I have not done before:  I am interrupting one of my multi-part stories for BREAKING NEWS!!!!  Namely, the statue of Olena Teliha at Babiy Yar got itself splattered with red paint.  This … Continue reading

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Russian Old Believers Seek Rehabilitation – Part I

Dear Readers: Today I found a story which will be of interest to those studying Russian history.  The authors are Yury Zainashev, Mikhail Moshkin, and Marina Baltacheva. The lede is that a historic meeting took place between Russian President Vladimir … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part III

Dear Readers: Today we finish summarizing the PolitNavigator entries by sociologist Elena Ostrayakova, focusing on these two pieces, this one  and this one. Previously we talked about the history of the troubled relationship between Slavs and Tatars.  We talked about … Continue reading

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In Crimea, Russia Backs Traditional Islam – Part II

Dear Readers: After a quick summary of the complicated history of Russian-Tatar relations, it is time to delve into the related posts by sociologist Elena Ostryakova, from Moscow.  The four links are this, this, this, and this. As I mentioned … Continue reading

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