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Russia - The Influence of Orthodoxy

Russia - The Influence of Orthodoxy

Orthodox christening. The Russian Orthodox Church is the main and semi-official religion of the Russian Federation. Orthodoxy is rebounding as a very strong influence in Russian life. Russia has celebrated the Christian faith as expressed in Eastern Orthodoxy for over a thousand years and it is deeply ingrained in Russian culture and in the hearts of many believers. In 2008 the government released findings that approximately 67% of the population call themselves as Orthodox believers. The under 30 population is swelling in what some call a "revival" of faith. The Kremlin's surrogates in many areas have turned the Russian Orthodox Church into a de facto official religion. Government services are offered the Russian Orthodox Church including security protection by the Russian FSB. The Russian government also provides funding to the church for rebuilding old churc
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May 19, 2012
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