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The third baptism of Rus. The participation of Moscow orthodox church in Putin's expansion in Ukraine
The third baptism of Rus. The participation of Moscow orthodox church in Putin's expansion in Ukraine

Author(s): Grzegorz Przebinda
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Christian Theology and Religion, Politics, History, Middle Ages, Theology and Religion, Sociology of Religion, Geopolitics
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: geopolitics of East-Central Europe;Russian Orthodox Church; Russia; Ukraine; baptism of Rus; Russian expansion in Ukraine

Summary/Abstract: The author discusses the role of Russian Orthodox Church authorities (Patriarch Kirill and Metropolit Illarion in particular) in the process of creation of ideological-religious basis for incorporation of Southern and Eastern Ukraine. While Vladimir Putin refers first of all to the Russian political tradition, religious authorities pay more attention to religious-national unity of Eastern Slavs (Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians), which began in 988 at the moment of the baptism of Rus.

  • Issue Year: 4/2014
  • Issue No: 148
  • Page Range: 5-15
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English