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Christianity Made Russia Great World Power Putin
RIA Novosti ^ | 07/25/2013 | RIA Novosti

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 country’s history and congratulated the heads of the world’s 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 Church’s role in developing a constructive dialogue with other Orthodox churches as well as international collaboration.

(Excerpt) Read more at en.rian.ru ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: christendom; christianity; putin; putinchristianity; religion; russiachristianity; russianorthodox; westerncivilization
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1 posted on 07/26/2013 1:26:37 AM PDT by TexGrill
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The Irony Curtain.


2 posted on 07/26/2013 1:33:32 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric

Well said!

LOL


3 posted on 07/26/2013 1:38:04 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: TexGrill

No wonder Bush got along well with this guy. And no wonder Putin clearly believes the atheist scumbag Ubama is just a little punk.


4 posted on 07/26/2013 1:40:10 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: TexGrill

This is the same Putin who called the fall of communism the worst event of the 20th Century.


5 posted on 07/26/2013 1:40:20 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: Lancey Howard

You think Putin will consevatives to immigrate there?


6 posted on 07/26/2013 1:48:51 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: elhombrelibre

“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.


7 posted on 07/26/2013 1:48:59 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: jsanders2001

You think Putin will allow consevatives to immigrate there?


8 posted on 07/26/2013 1:49:55 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: elhombrelibre

>>>This is the same Putin who called the fall of communism the worst event of the 20th Century.<<<

He has never said it.


9 posted on 07/26/2013 1:52:40 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: TexGrill

I never would have thought Russia would be acknowledging Christanity...while the US tries to stop it.

Unreal


10 posted on 07/26/2013 1:55:36 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Difference between George Zimmerman and Al Sharpton is that Sharpton woulda let honky family burn)
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To: TexGrill

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.


11 posted on 07/26/2013 2:03:18 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: TexGrill

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12 posted on 07/26/2013 2:08:58 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Stingray

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.


13 posted on 07/26/2013 2:57:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: Stingray
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.

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.)

Mr. niteowl77

14 posted on 07/26/2013 3:02:57 AM PDT by niteowl77 ("There's nothing a vulture hates more than biting into a glass eye.")
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To: SeminoleCounty

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.


15 posted on 07/26/2013 3:32:20 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: jsanders2001

I think we should find Pootski a Hawaiian birth certificate and allow him to come here and replace the Bolshevik.


16 posted on 07/26/2013 3:40:25 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: TexGrill

As a teenager in the 80’s, it would now appear that the world is indeed upside down.


17 posted on 07/26/2013 4:15:33 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: TexGrill

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.


18 posted on 07/26/2013 4:18:45 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Lancey Howard

And Obama is always telling us how islam made America great.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/aug/12/obamas-islamic-america/


19 posted on 07/26/2013 4:22:29 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: elhombrelibre

This is also the same Putin who assassinates unfriendly reporters with radioactive poison.


20 posted on 07/26/2013 4:57:43 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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