Skip to comments.Christianity Made Russia Great World Power – Putin
Posted on 07/26/2013 1:26:37 AM PDT by TexGrill
MOSCOW, July 25 (RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised the role of Orthodox Christianity in the countrys history and congratulated the heads of the worlds Orthodox churches on the 1025th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, a medieval state comprising parts of modern-day Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
The adoption of Christianity became a turning point in the fate of our fatherland, made it an inseparable part of the Christian civilization and helped it turn into one of the largest world powers, Putin said in a message addressed to participants of a commemorative celebration on Red Square, the Kremlin reported.
It is Orthodoxy that gave Russia a powerful impetus for the development and rise of culture and education, the message says.
Putin also praised the Russian Orthodox Churchs role in developing a constructive dialogue with other Orthodox churches as well as international collaboration.
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The Irony Curtain.
No wonder Bush got along well with this guy. And no wonder Putin clearly believes the atheist scumbag Ubama is just a little punk.
This is the same Putin who called the fall of communism the worst event of the 20th Century.
You think Putin will consevatives to immigrate there?
“This is the same Putin who called the fall of communism the worst event of the 20th Century.”
He senses weakness in America and is posturing to become more popular in this country than Obama.
It’s a great PR move. And it’s working.
You think Putin will allow consevatives to immigrate there?
>>>This is the same Putin who called the fall of communism the worst event of the 20th Century.<<<
He has never said it.
I never would have thought Russia would be acknowledging Christanity...while the US tries to stop it.
My family originally came from Russia, looking to escape the oppression they were experiencing there. Strange that an American president is now attacking Christianity while a Russian president is supporting it.
The slapdown of boy zer0 during by President Putin during that Snowden flap was classic. For the first time in my life I cheered for the Russian leader in a confrontation with this country. But an asterisk is in order, since the POS sitting the White House isn’t American.
Its a great PR move. And its working.
Just Obama? Putin is beginning to look better than a majority of U.S. senators. (I saw Mitch McConnell's pissy anti-Matt Bevin pop up ad this morning and it set me off.)
I find a great deal of inspiration in Putin, his outlook and policies. Much more attuned to the world around us than the jihadist/zionist/communist we have in the white house.
I think we should find Pootski a Hawaiian birth certificate and allow him to come here and replace the Bolshevik.
As a teenager in the 80’s, it would now appear that the world is indeed upside down.
They may have learned their lesson after a CENTURY of failure.
We, on the other hand have forgotten our lesson and are heading into that century now. Only, we will have no USA out there to assist us and pull us out.
And Obama is always telling us how islam made America great.
This is also the same Putin who assassinates unfriendly reporters with radioactive poison.
Not that there's anything wrong with that...
We sort of do that in this country. But maybe not the radioactive part. We like exploding cars and sudden heart attacks.
Aw crap. Finish your coffee, Eric.
Any church invoked as helping Russia become a great power should voice objections for as a great power Russia persecuted all Christians, and then used the Orthodox church to persecute other churches.
Russia’s Orthodox Church, despite decades of brutal repression under Soviet rule, is putting its trust in the KGB to ensure that a remarkable religious revival does not fade with the departure of President Vladimir Putin.
In an unusual move, Alexei II, the Church’s patriarch, has endorsed deputy prime minister Dmitry Medvedev ahead of next week’s presidential election.
The influence of his support on Russia’s estimated 100 million Orthodox worshippers is immense.
It also illustrates the unholy alliance the Church has forged with the Kremlin since Mr Putin came to power eight years ago....
Although he has never confirmed it, the patriarch, like the president, is a former KGB agent codenamed Drozdov, according to Soviet archives opened to experts in the 1990s.
Many in the Orthodox hierarchy are also accused of working as KGB informers, a fact that critics say the Church has never fully acknowledged.
“Essentially, the Orthodox Church is one of the only Soviet institutions that has never been reformed,” said one priest, who declined to be identified for fear that he could be defrocked. That fate already befell another colleague, Gleb Yakunin, in the 1990s when he called on Church leaders with KGB links to repent.
Yet it is not just the KGB that binds the Church and the Kremlin. In the Tsarist era, the Church was a committed supporter of the imperial rallying cry “orthodoxy, autocracy and nationhood.”...
Priests are regularly seen on television sprinkling holy water on bombers and even nuclear missiles, a blessing that reinforces Mr Putin’s own militaristic philosophy.
The Church has even supported Mr Putin’s repression of democracy, with a senior bishop last year comparing human rights activists to traitors.
When a prison chaplain suggested that the jailed oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a personal enemy of the president, was a political prisoner, he was promptly defrocked.
Late last year, Sergei Taratukhin - who served five years in a Soviet gulag for defying the authorities - recanted, falling to his knees in front of television cameras and won a partial reprieve. He is now employed as a rubbish collector at the cathedral in the far-eastern city of Chita, near where Khodorkovsky is jailed.-
What thread did you mean to post that on?
Actually, Putin has been a believer in the Russian Orthodox Church for quite a while, all during the Bush Admin, and who knows how far back in his own personal history. I think it is part of his deep nationalism and love of his own country and its history, unlike our own leader who is a globalist at best, who has a chip on his shoulder and a faint distaste for his own country.
"Faint"? You're far more generous than I!
LOL. It was something my wife wrote for an unrelated project, still stuck in the clipboard.
I guess my CTRL+C didn’t work, and I was in a hurry to post so I could take care of something else.
Religious non-conformists were viewed as dangerous to the state and treated as such. The closer they were to Orthodoxy theologically, (often) the worse the treatment. Read up on the treatment of the "Old Believers" and the Byzantine Catholics under tsarism.
I'm going to steal that.
If Thomas Jefferson were alive today, I believe he would be challenging this Kenyan pretender to a duel.
Zionist in the White House? LOL.
There is similarity between P and O. One is dictator and the second one getting there.
Putin- “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century” State of nation speech - 2005
>>>>Putin- the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century State of nation speech - 2005<<<<
Please, read this speech. There is not a word of regret regarding collapse of communism.
It is often misinterpreted, perverted, parts are picked out of context.
A good thought but another choice would be Andrew Jackson. A proven duelist. (aside from a few faults)
How much is an acre outside of Moscow?
I was a teen in the 80s too and yes you’re right the world is upside down. When I was a kid I met a so-called fortune teller, who claimed I would spend most of my adult life in the Eastern Hemisphere helping the Chinese and Russians better understand Christianity and free market capitalism. I told the fortune teller, I support Reagan and the GOP and you’re prediction sounds outrageous. But because I graduated from Thomas More College in Merrimack N.N with a BA degree in Political Science and Bill Clinton was president at the time of my graduation. I soon realized that going to live and work in the Asia-Pacific region might not be such a bad idea after all, considering my job prospects in the USA.
Context is everything, he was commenting more on the way the aftermath was handled, and yes, it was a botch. He's not sad that Communism is gone, he said many times it was a terrible system.
I hope it’s a steal. The number one rule of investing, buy low and sell high. I remember my grandad taching me that adage when I was 10-years-old.
I think we have crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
It depends on a district, quality of soil, land category (i.e. for farming, for living, for manufacturing), existing infrastructure and remoteness from Moscow.
For 1 acre of land of the living category prices may vary from $15.000 to $4.600.000.
Russia became a great world power when it became one of the few countries in history to become atheist.
Thank goodness that now they have receded from that position of great world power.
Reagan brought them down.
So, did you go there to work?
Thanks for the info. Most of both likely need salvation.
"A great world power" in the negative moral sense, and institutionalized Christianity had paved the way for atheism.
I lived in South Korea for 6 years and I’m in Beijing now. Moved here in 2010.
Excellent! Your plan came together and you acted on it! (The way your prior post was worded, it wasn't clear that you had done so.) Shay-shay.
One of the silver linings of the former Easter Bloc countries had from being behind the Iron Curtain is that they haven’t had the influx of Turd Worlders that Western Europe has had.....I believe that will make Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary highly desirable destinations in the future, as Western Europe falls to Dhimmitude.