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on December 1, 2017 in Featured World News

Putin hails ‘traditional values’ in first church congress

Nicolas MILETITCH Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday participated in a congress of top clerics in Moscow, a first for a Russian leader, in a drive for ever tighter relations between the Kremlin and the Orthodox Church. The symbolic gesture, hailed by Patriarch Kirill as a “historic event,” shows Putin’s eagerness to fortify already strong ties with the church ahead of March presidential polls, despite a constitutional separation between church and state in the country. “The state, while it respects the self-sufficiency and independence of the church, expects to continue our cooperation in such important spheres like education and...

Nicolas MILETITCH Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday participated in a congress of top clerics in Moscow, a first for a Russian leader, in a drive for ever tighter relations between the Kremlin and the Orthodox Church. The symbolic...

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