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An Unorthodox Partnership

Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics, and StrategyDmitry AdamskyStanford University Press, 2019, 376 pp., $30
During communist times, Orthodox churches collaborated across their institutional hierarchies with communist intelligence services. The declassification of files over the past three decades has revealed how stunningly close ties were between Church leadership and secret police in Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. This was the case too, of course, in Mother Russia itself, where Stalin himself established the Moscow Patriarchate in 1943 after executing tens of thousands of clergymen during the Great Purge of 1936-1938. All key positions in the Moscow Patriarchate were blessed by the …read more

Source:: The American Interest