Putin and the Church Video

Ha! The years 1939-1941 do not exist as far as Russia is concerned. :)

Interesting factoid: There are more Russian Orthodox churches of the Moscow patriarchy in Ukraine — where people are more religious and where they compete with the Kyiv patriarchy and the Ukrainian-Greek-Catholic church — than in Russia.

The church is completely state controls and acts as another organ of government. Its bishops and patriarch are probably the richest religious men in the world, as evidenced by their $30,000 disappearing watches: http://static1.businessinsider.com/…/kirill-watch.jpg.

They’re not cultural marxists, but they are cultural totalitarians.

If Putin wants to save Russia he needs to give up central control and allow local autonomy, especially for all those Muslim mountain people. He can give them Chechnya and Dagestan or else they’ll keep populating Moscow. His choice.

3 Comments

  1. Ed K

    From Putin with love, ”America resembling
    anti-democratic regime – Russia’s moment to lead.”
    By John Griffing

    Comments about Putin remarks:
    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/09-01-2014/126574-america_anti_democratic-0/

    Russian President Putin also understands the
    connection between virtue and a government
    that protects individual freedom. At a
    “Constitution Day” observation in Russia,
    Putin declared, “There are more and more
    people in the world who support our position
    on defending traditional values that have
    made up the spiritual and moral foundation
    of civilization in every nation for thousands
    of years: the values of traditional families,
    real human life, including religious life, not
    just material existence but also spirituality,
    the values of humanism and global diversity.”

    Hinting at the U.S., Putin said that today,
    “many nations are revising their moral
    values and ethical norms, eroding ethnic
    traditions and differences between peoples
    and cultures.”

    “Society is now required not only to recognize
    everyone’s right to the freedom of consciousness,
    political views and privacy, but also to accept
    without question the equality of good and evil,
    strange as it seems, concepts that are opposite
    in meaning,” Putin said.

    He said such “destruction of traditional values
    from above” produces problems for society
    and essentially is “anti-democratic.”

    The greatest danger to America – and
    consequently to the nations which depend
    on American consumer spending, and liquidity –
    is not military attack, but implosion – an
    implosion caused by moral gangrene.

    The western world must have a revival:
    morally, economically and politically if it
    is to survive any such implosion. But in
    the absence of American leadership, the
    world must look to another power – Moscow.

    Vladimir Putin has an open window to lead
    the west into a new era. The window will
    not be open much longer and will shut hard
    in the event the U.S. collapses. This is
    Putin’s moment. Will he lead?

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  2. Andrii

    Ed,
    Putin supports terrorism against his own citizens much more than traditional values. He also supports his personal control on Russian resourses and makes huge profit for himself pretending that everything is nationalised
    There are no ex-KGBists in this world

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  3. Ed K

    Andrii,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I saw where the posting came from. However, it
    was in part accurate and well written. And
    importantly, it got you to reply.

    You follow this forum and reside near Roman. Roman
    has indicated a desire to improve his Ukrainian.

    May I encourage you, Andrii, to become local Ukrainian leader
    by organizing a Ukrainian language toastmasters group?

    If you need funds for material from international office,
    I am able to help.

    Toastmasters has a program of practice that has been
    around for years. While many political persons use the
    program to learn to speak their message, actually more
    business people and entrepreneurs learn the public
    speaking and meeting management skills to achieve
    business successes.

    After completion of basic manual of instruction exercises,
    I know the person is never the same. When you stand
    before others, you have basic skills to speak coherently,
    but more import is you recognize your obligations to use
    others time beneficially and not waste it.

    Practice, practice, but always perfect practice!

    Reply

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