It was an institution with little power during Soviet times. But today, the Russian Orthodox Church is enjoying a resurgence, with President Putin and others emphasizing its importance to the nation’s identity. Join Kojo to find out why some Russians are welcoming the attitude shift, while others are worried.


  • Yuri Zarakhovich Correspondent, Time Magazine
  • Irina Papkova Research Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • John Dunlop Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, Stanford University

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