Thoughts and ideas from Russia

Thoughts and ideas from Russia

The Moscow Patriarchate as Mediator

02.09.2014

William Yoder, Ph.D. Developments indicate that the «Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Moscow Patriarchate» may well be best-equipped to mediate between the warring powers of Kiev and Moscow. Berlin’s «Neues Deutschland» reported on 21 August that Metropolitan Onuphrius (Berezovsky) had allowed his press spokesman to state: «As Ukrainian citizens we view the situation of Crimea...
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Alexander Dvorkin — a Victim of Hackers

02.09.2014

William Yoder, Ph.D. Prof. Alexander Dvorkin (Moscow), Russia’s best-known and most controversial specialist on sects and the cults, reported in an interview with the author on 24 August that he has been victimized by a hackers. Occasionally, Russian-language mailings from the anonymous «info@about-dvorkin.ru» address have been distributed on nearly a daily basis. The Orthodox...
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Christian view from Olympic Sochi: closing news on February 22 and 23, 2014

03.03.2014
Christian view from Olympic Sochi: closing news on February 22 and 23, 2014

William Yoder Sochi was a Technological Wonder Long before the Games were over, the Sochi Olympics were called the most technologically advanced ones in history. For example, the medals distributed among guests of the opening ceremony contained detectors reflecting the laser light from the stadium’s dome. They formed beautiful patterns blinking in various colors....
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Ukraine on the verge of a major geopolitical decision. Will Ukraine be Evangelizing the West?

21.11.2013

  William Yoder, Ph.D.   M o s c o w – For three days ending on 2 October, a Ukrainian religious delegation including Baptists and Pentecostals visited European Union headquarters in Brussels. The response was generally positive in Ukraine and all signs appear on «go» for the country to sign an «Associate Agreement»...
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Open letter to Vladimir Putin from the American pastor Scott Lively

11.11.2013
Open letter to Vladimir Putin from the American pastor Scott Lively

American pastor Scott Lively has written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin in which the Russian leader thanks for the strong and unequivocal position on homosexual propaganda. Pastor Scott Lively — American lawyer, writer, anti-LGBT activist and ex-gay movement activist. Lively is the president of the Company’s Abiding Truth Ministries — a...
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Hard for Russians to Say What They Take Pride In — Poll

05.11.2013
Hard for Russians to Say What They Take Pride In — Poll

MOSCOW, (RIA Novosti) — It is difficult for Russians to name the country’s achievements and events in the country’s life in the past decades that they take pride in, an opinion poll showed. Most often, respondents asked by the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) to mention events over the past...
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How Russians Identify Themselves

05.11.2013
How Russians Identify Themselves

According to the Russia Public Opinion Research Center’s survey, released by a state-run pollster, the Russia Public Opinion Research Center, on Tuesday Russians Identify themselves through the ideas and allegiances that unite Russian people. When respondents were provided with a list of options, 57 percent identified themselves as Russian citizens, 35 percent as residents...
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