Skip to comments.Mark Steyn: Russia is dying and Islamists will grab parts of the carcass
Posted on 10/30/2005 11:04:36 AM PST by Dundee
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I would agree with you, except that the muSLUMS are particularly aggressive now, and I don't know if the Russians have the means or the will to fight them off while at the same time trying to claim a "new life" after said 80 long years of hell on earth. Can you leave one hell and fight off another if your infrastructure is rapidly deteriorating?
In any case, the Russians have always had "friendly" relations with U.S. enemies, whether or not they claim to be our friends. I see no reason to think that will ever change.
It was my belief that during the Communist era the Church was fully persecuted, forced to live almost underground, with its churches closed. Its priests were all but shut down.
My mother visited Russia in 1971. From her perspective, as a tourist, there WAS no Russian Orthodox Church.
In any respect that is past history. I still don't believe that Putin controls the Russian Orthodox Church.
They must have, considering how much they drank. Just do a google search, not hard to find the info.
Bump for later read.
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