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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II blesses President Vladimir Putin, right, outside Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Kaliningrad, Russia. Courtesy of AP/Press Association Images.

Putin’s Russia: Concocting an Ideology to Justify an Estrangement

Jonathan Eyal
RUSI Newsbrief, 23 May 2016
Russia, Global Security Issues, History, Europe
President Putin’s rush to engage with Orthodox Christianity has more to do with politics than piety as he emphasises the differences between Russia and the rest of Europe.

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Jonathan Eyal
Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships

Dr Eyal is the Associate Director, Strategic Research Partnerships, and International Director, at the Royal United Services Institute... read more

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