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

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Sammanfattning

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.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationWhat has remained of the USSR : Exploring the erosion of the post-Soviet space
RedaktörerArkady Moshes, András Rácz
Antal sidor18
UtgivningsortHelsinki
FörlagUlkopoliittinen instituutti
Utgivningsdatum11 feb 2019
Sidor195-212
ISBN (tryckt)978-951-769-592-3
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-951-769-593-0
StatusPublicerad - 11 feb 2019
MoE-publikationstypB2 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

Publikationsserier

NamnFIIA report
FörlagThe Finnish Institute of International Affairs
Nummer58
ISSN (tryckt)2323-5454

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 5201 Politisk historia

Citera det här

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