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Posts in category “Russia”

‘Faces Among Icons’

A Catholic filmmaker looks at the rebirth of Christianity in post-Soviet Russia

Posted October 13th, 2017

The Russian Saint And His Mistress

Matilda tells the story of a ballerina who loved a future Tsar and saint. Not everyone in Russia is okay with that

Posted October 12th, 2017

The Unstable Donald Trump

President’s cruel, bizarre treatment of Jeff Sessions shows that he’s losing his grip

Posted July 25th, 2017

Smerdyakovism

The tension between the abysses in Russia’s soul

Posted May 30th, 2017

America’s Culture War On Russia

Western individualism is deeply incompatible with Orthodox Christian traditions

Posted May 24th, 2017

The Law Of Trump Truthiness

‘It didn’t happen, and I meant to do it anyway’

Posted May 16th, 2017

Trump: An Unusually Bad Liar

In four days, the president has shredded his credibility (such as it is)

Posted May 11th, 2017

Russian Trads And Western Sympathizers

A new counter-modern rapprochement between the churches of East and West

Posted March 27th, 2017

Spies Spying On White House?

That prospect, and the do-nothing GOP Congress, reveal extraordinary institutional weakness

Posted February 16th, 2017

Putin, Notre Bon Ami

Why this faithful Catholic reader in France admires the Russian leader

Posted December 24th, 2016

Jihadis Vs. ‘Christendom’

‘Allahu akbar!’ the terrorist shouted. Don’t they always.

Posted December 19th, 2016

‘We Had A Future. And A Past.’

Where there is no vision, the people perish

Posted December 19th, 2016

Putin, Our Tsar-Protector?

Why some religious conservatives and traditionalists in the West look to the Russians as allies

Posted December 7th, 2016

War As Culture War

Vladimir Putin vs. Anthony Kennedy

Posted December 1st, 2016

Russian Church & Russian State

A complicated view of the relationship between Putin and Russian Orthodoxy

Posted September 15th, 2016

American Blasphemy Laws

Secular liberals impose them all the time. It’s all a matter of who or what you consider sacred

Posted September 9th, 2016

Why Make Russia Our Enemy?

Putin a ‘sinister tyrant,’ says Hitchens, but the West’s demonization of Russia is foolish

Posted September 8th, 2016