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Iben Thranholm - Christianity is a common ground between the West and the East

19.01.2017

The reason why I started to get interested in Russia three years ago was because I saw that there was a huge revival of Christianity, of Orthodox faith in Russia after the Cold War when the Soviet Union collapsed. I was really unaware of this before the Pussy Riot case, where I saw that Russians absolutely would not tolerate when somebody walks into a church, into a sacred place, and acts like the girls from Pussy Riot did.

James George Jatras - The cradle of russophobia

09.01.2017

If I can say a few words, by the way, about the hostility towards Russia that one finds here in the United States and maybe in the West in general:
This is a very complex phenomenon. I think a lot of people simply assume this is a Cold War “hangover,” that people don't realize that the Soviet Union and communism don’t exist anymore. And I think that is a part of the problem with some small segment of the population, especially some conservatives who are not particularly well-informed – but I don't think it's the major problem.