Tag: Yarovaya Laws

On Religious Freedom, Is Russia the Next Saudi Arabia?
Religion and Politics

On Religious Freedom, Is Russia the Next Saudi Arabia?

As Donald Trump’s newly-minted administration struggles to adhere to a concise foreign policy, an independent commission has thrown yet another cog in its long-lost dream of a productive relationship with the “very smart” Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a recently released annual report issued by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF)—an independent…

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After the Yarovaya Laws: The Russian Orthodox Church and the “Traditional Values” International at a Crossroads
Religion and Politics

After the Yarovaya Laws: The Russian Orthodox Church and the “Traditional Values” International at a Crossroads

One of the strangest aspects of Vladimir Putin’s third term as president of the Russian Federation has been the emergence of Russia as the global standard bearer for so-called “traditional values.” Many commentators, pundits, scholars, and Russia watchers have had difficulty coming to terms with this shift. While certain left-wing commentators such as Stephen F….

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