Leave the Church alone

Politician Vladimir Milov, a principled advocate of secularism, calls for an end to the tide of negativity that has been directed against the Orthodox Church in recent months.

The case of Pussy Riot has aggravated both sides of Russia’s religious divide, and fairly evenly at that. Before the incident, the Russian Orthodox Church had, by and large, remained detached from sociopolitical matters. Still, denizens of Moscow’s bohemian scene, who often look down their noses at the country’s main religion, have rarely shied away from baiting the Orthodox Church when it launches an offensive against society.

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