» 02/13/2012, 00.00
Kirill and religious leaders "bless" Putin’s candidacy
The Russian premier will take a day off to meet religious communities. For Patriarch Kirill he will be the president. Criticism in the media: religions must be independent from power.
On stage, the script already written for Russia's presidential elections
In was taken for granted that the voting would coronate the successor of Putin, Mevedev. Also predictable was the information on preferences and on voting turnout, the criticisms of the opposition, and the praise of the Orthodox Church for the new head of the Kremlin. Voters had their backs to the wall: there was no real alternative, and widespread pressure on many levels to go to the polls.
Patriarch Kirill on the anti-Putin protests: authorities must listen to criticism
Nearly three weeks since the explosion of demonstrations against the alleged electoral fraud in favor of the ruling party, Kirill prays for social peace. In two days next great demonstration in Moscow.
Putin a candidate for the Kremlin; Moscow Patriarchate: an example of integrity
The Orthodox Church supports the Prime Minister's choice to run again for president. Meanwhile, the exchange of roles within the tandem yields its first casualty: Finance Minister Kudrin ousted.
Russia against Putin, the Orthodox Church warns against "revolutions"
The central government fears uprisings along the lines of Ukraine’s orange revolution, but people just want to see their right to transparent elections respected. Medvedev opens an investigation into possible election fraud. Anti-Putin groups plans another rally for December 24.
Metropolitan Kondrusiewicz calls for a more representative Inter-religious Council of Russia
Putin and Aleksij II say country must unite against terrorism and bolster inter-ethnic accord.
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