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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:06 am

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:44 am

Putin's Voice wrote:Biggest rift in modern Orthodox history? Russian Church won’t work w/ Constantinople-chaired bodies

The Russian Orthodox Church is ending its participation in any structures chaired by the Constantinople Patriarchate, the Holy Synod said, as Constantinople decided to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.

“We have decided to suspend joint performance of church services with the hierarchs of the Constantinople Patriarchate, to suspend our membership in all structures, which are headed or co-chaired by the representatives of Constantinople,” Metropolitan Hilarion, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church’s External Relations Department, said following an extraordinary meeting of the Holy Synod, the governing body of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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The measures taken by the Russian Church so far are a “warning” to Constantinople, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill’s press secretary told journalists. Earlier, Hilarion warned that the Russian Orthodox Church could break all relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate if it grants independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is still part of the Moscow Patriarchate.
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Political schism?

Most Orthodox clerics in Ukraine still pledge loyalty to the head of the Russian church, Patriarch Kirill, and consider themselves to be part of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Ukrainian authorities, however, support a schismatic force, which originated back in the 1990s and calls itself the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate.

Unrecognized by all other Orthodox Churches, this religious movement led by the former Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, who is now called Patriarch Filaret in Ukraine, seeks to gain the status of an Orthodox Church, which is fully independent and “equal” to the Moscow Patriarchate. Meanwhile, it has taken Ukrainian churches from the Russian Orthodox Church by force with the help of local nationalists.
https://www.rt.com/news/438468-biggest- ... -orthodox/

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:19 pm

'Looks like Soviet propaganda': Putin turns to new TV show as popularity rating falls

Russian leader's ‘beautiful form,’ charms with people and animals featured in program

By its very nature, Russian state television's prime directive is to ensure support for President Vladimir Putin remains high and voices of criticism are kept on the margins.

Yet even for the Kremlin, a new TV series called Moscow. Kremlin. Putin devoted to Russia's president may be pushing the boundaries of glorification.

The first episode, which aired Sunday night, featured virtually non-stop sycophantic commentary by Putin's closest allies in government and the media, extolling his charisma, stamina and athleticism — even his abilities to put dangerous wild animals at ease.

On social media and online forums, puzzled Russians are trying to decide how seriously to take it.

"It looks like, you know, a program from Brezhnev's age or even Stalin's age," said Dmitry Kolezev, a deputy editor with the online publication Znak in Yekaterinburg.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/russia-vl ... -1.4808817

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:30 pm

Nothing "Soviet" about it.

Putin is the Holy Tsar.
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:26 am

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Re: Russia

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:27 pm

Could also be "the past is a foreign country" because it pictures the good guy smoking a cigarette. :p
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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:14 pm

So you want to redirect everything to your thread, hu?

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Re: Russia

Post by Witness » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:26 am

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