08 February 2024, The Tablet

Putin’s holy war

by Martin Sixsmith

Soviet politics and the Russian Orthodox Church

Putin’s holy war

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow is a staunch critic of a Western-induced ‘cultural miasma’. Records have shown his links to the KGB .
photos:alamy/sipa usa, Artem Priakhin


The patriarch and the president reinforce each other’s conviction that the two-year-old war in Ukraine is necessary to prevent a decadent West imposing its depraved liberal values on Russia.

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