Tag: Yarovaya Laws
On Religious Freedom, Is Russia the Next Saudi Arabia?
by Hannah Gais As Donald Trump’s newly-minted administration struggles to adhere to a concise foreign policy, an independent commission has thrown yet another cog in its long-lost dream of a productive relationship with the “very smart” Russian President Vladimir Putin. In a recently released annual report issued by the United States Commission on International Religious […]
After the Yarovaya Laws: The Russian Orthodox Church and the “Traditional Values” International at a Crossroads
by Christopher Stroop | ру́сский One of the strangest aspects of Vladimir Putin’s third term as president of the Russian Federation has been the emergence of Russia as the global standard bearer for so-called “traditional values.” Many commentators, pundits, scholars, and Russia watchers have had difficulty coming to terms with this shift. While certain left-wing […]