The ‘Russian World’ and the Orthodox Church in the Post-Soviet Space

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In recent years, it has become evident that the Russian state has borrowed religious-conservative rhetoric in its attempt to enhance the unity of the ‘Russian World’. Strengthening the cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church both domestically and in the foreign policy sphere, the state wishes to portray itself as a global guarantor – and defender – of traditional, spiritual values. This chapter argues that religious bonds, even if they are truly important for many of the citizens of the post-Soviet space, are insufficient when it comes to holding the ‘Russian World’ together. First, the ‘spirituality’ that the Church and the political elites underline often reflects cultural affection rather than the personal religiousness of an individual, and second, the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the national churches may turn into a conflict. Most importantly, the concept of the ‘Russian World’ in itself has acquired irredentist
meanings after 2014, and can no longer work as a unifying feature in the post-Soviet space.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
OtsikkoWhat has remained of the USSR : Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space
ToimittajatArkady Moshes, András Rácz
Sivumäärä18
JulkaisupaikkaHelsinki
KustantajaUlkopoliittinen instituutti
Julkaisupäivä11 helmikuuta 2019
Sivut195-212
ISBN (painettu)978-951-769-592-3
ISBN (elektroninen)978-951-769-593-0
TilaJulkaistu - 11 helmikuuta 2019
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Julkaisusarja

NimiFIIA report
KustantajaThe Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Numero58
ISSN (painettu)2323-5454

Tieteenalat

  • 5201 Poliittinen historia

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Laine, V. S. (2019). The ‘Russian World’ and the Orthodox Church in the Post-Soviet Space. teoksessa A. Moshes, & A. Rácz (Toimittajat), What has remained of the USSR: Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space (Sivut 195-212). (FIIA report; Nro 58). Helsinki: Ulkopoliittinen instituutti.
Laine, Veera Sofia. / The ‘Russian World’ and the Orthodox Church in the Post-Soviet Space. What has remained of the USSR: Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space. Toimittaja / Arkady Moshes ; András Rácz. Helsinki : Ulkopoliittinen instituutti, 2019. Sivut 195-212 (FIIA report; 58).
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What has remained of the USSR: Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space. toim. / Arkady Moshes; András Rácz. Helsinki : Ulkopoliittinen instituutti, 2019. s. 195-212 (FIIA report; Nro 58).

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