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The Revenge of Orthodoxy


Religion is back in Russia. Some say it's a natural reaction to decades of oppressive Soviet atheism, others that efforts on behalf of religious freedom coupled with growing nationalism has helped bring faith back into the Russian social picture. But no one explanation fully explains the comeback. Moscow’s Levada Social Research Center probed the phenomenon and emerged with some interesting statistics.

Religion is back in Russia. Some say it’s a natural reaction to decades of oppressive Soviet atheism, others that efforts on behalf of religious freedom coupled with growing nationalism has helped bring faith back into the Russian social picture. But no one explanation fully explains the comeback. Moscow’s Levada Social Research Center probed the phenomenon and emerged with some interesting statistics.

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