Russia Condemned Religious Freedom Report of USDS - September, 2008

When I say Russia is the bastion of Christianity, I mean it in the sense that Russia today is a massive superpower that clearly identifies itself (at least culturally) as Orthodox Christian. This alone will have great sociopolitical implications and will prove to have a massive impact upon Christian identity in Eurasia. Based on what I have been able to observe, Christian/Orthodox culture is making a fast comeback in Russia. There is even a society of militant Orthodox Christians emerging in Russia. 

Orthodox Christianity in Russia (historically the scourge of Islam in Eurasia and the very foundation Russian identity) is gradually getting stronger throughout the Russian Federation. This is because authorities in Moscow have realized that the best defense against the incessant attacks against Russian society by globalism, western secularism and Islam is to rekindle the flames of Russian Orthodoxy, which as I said above is integral to Russian identity. Incidentally, Vladimir Putin has been at the very forefront of promoting Christian Orthodoxy and the strengthening of the Russian Orthodox Church throughout the world. One of the positive consequences of this may be the union of Christian Orthodoxy in the region.

The people appearing in the pictures below are from one of the Christian Orthodox fundamentalist groups in Russia called the Orthodox Gonfalon Holders Union. They are like a grassroots public advocacy group we are familiar with here in the US - but with a Russian/Orthodox twist. They engage in demonstrations and protests against western secularism, materialism, immorality, drug/alcohol addiction, communism and spread of Islam in Russia. They have also held pro-Serbian demonstrations. They held protests against the American singer Madonna performing in Russia. They have had public burnings of Harry Potter books. They also protest, sometimes violently, against European Union sponsored gay rights parades in Moscow. They have contacts with various other Orthodox unions throughout the former Soviet Bloc. In a sense, they are like skinheads for Jesus. In short, they are the kind of people I would love to hang out with. To hell ecumenism, Russia is the last bastion of Christianity!

Arevordi

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Russia Condemned Religious Freedom Report of the U.S. Department of State

September, 2008

The annual International Religious Freedom Report of the U.S. Department of State is biased and contains a standard set of claims to Russia, the RF Foreign Ministry commented. “The regular annual International Religious Freedom Report of the U.S. Department of State that has been recently released at its Internet site traditionally swarms with the tendentious approach to Russia,” the RF Foreign Ministry commented Monday. “In general, while reading the current report of the U.S. Department of State, a certain standard set of claims to Russia, wandering from one report to another, will catch your eye,” Russia’s diplomats said. In particular, Russia’s Federal Act on Freedom of Worship, Religious Associations allegedly obstructs non-traditional confessions. The report again exaggerates privileged standing of Russian Orthodox Church. “The given reason is that the Orthodox Christmas is the day-off in Russia (as if, in the multi-confessional United States, they don’t officially celebrate the Catholic Christmas,” the document says.

Source: http://www.kommersant.com/p-13308/Re...te_religious_/


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The last 20 years or so has also helped me see Russia as the last front against scourges of Westernization, Globalism, American expansionism, Zionism, Islamic extremism and pan-Turkism. I have also come to see Russia as the last hope humanity has for the preservation of classical western civilization, Apostolic Christianity and the traditional nation-state. This compelled me to create this blog in 2010. Immediately, this blog became one of the very few voices in the vastness of cyberia that dared to preach about the dangers of Globalism and the Anglo-American-Jewish alliance, and the only voice preaching the strategic importance of Armenia remaining within Russia's orbit. From about 2010 to 2015 I did monthly, at times weekly, commentaries about Russian-Armenian relations and Eurasian geopolitics in general. It was very difficult for me because I had no assistance from anywhere. The time I put into this blog therefore came at the expense of work and family. But a powerful feeling inside urged me to keep going; and I did. When Armenia joined the EEU and integrated into Russia's military structures a couple of years ago I finally felt a deep sense of relaxation, as if a very heavy burden was lifted off my back. And when Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan reemerged in Armenian politics, I finally felt that my personal mission was accomplished. I therefore felt I could take a step back as I really needed the rest.

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