“We began to paint frescoes on the ruins of abandoned churches. We did not ask anyone’s permission.”
What can the US do to change Putin’s political calculus?
How Rod Dreher gets Russian history—and the American present—wrong
Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies is a damning testament to a religion without vision.
The performances of his band, DDT, are like teach-ins.
The cult of Tsar Nicholas II and the resurrection of Russian Orthodox nationalism
The creation of a new body echoes old hostilities.
At the World Cup, Pussy Riot opened a window on authoritarianism.
Svetlana Alexievich tells the stories behind Russia's wartime psychology.
Since the Soviet collapse, Christianity has flourished. This poses its own challenges.
Consolation comes to me at unexpected angles.
The unrest in Ukraine has led to calls to establish a national church. But which church should play this uniting role?
The Orthodox Church aligns itself closely with the government. Yet its leaders have also offered some help to movements that challenge the status quo.
The best outcome of the tensions in Ukraine would allow the country to develop its unique role as a bridge between languages and cultures.