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Patriarchate of Moscow: Russia today, like former USSR, offers alternative to capitalism
So says archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, head of Department for relations between the Church and society: a social model based, as in Soviet times, on justice and not on the race for money.
Journalist criticises those who miss the end of the USSR, they call for his expulsion from Russia
Alexsandr Podrabinek is threatened by pro-Putin youth movement Nashi. His is one of the many cases showing an attempt to rehabilitate the figure of Stalin and the Soviet regime. The operation involves the Kremlin and concerns the Russian Orthodox Church.
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Ukraine, a land scorched by history
The end of the Soviet Union led to idea that the West and democracy had won. However, the Ukrainian conflict proves otherwise. Although the pope's words on post-communist economic injustices are right, they have boosted Russians' belief that they are the "last bastion" against the ruin that Western capitalism will inevitably inflict. For them, their apocalyptic fate is inexorably tied to what will happen on the Ukrainian border.
Solzhenitsyn: the face of 20th-century Russia
The author of the Gulag Archipelago was a scholar of the 20th century who foresaw the contradictions of the third millennium. His return after exile, in 1994, marked the end of Soviet Russia even more than Gorbachev's glasnost did. A man of faith, but hardly sectarian, he left room for everyone to participate in his own journey of conversion, beginning from the rediscovery of the dignity of man and culminating in consent to Christian revelation in its historical expression.
Aleksij II: "United against terrorism, a threat to the world"
Hundreds of people demonstrate against terrorism in Grozny.
For Wei Jingsheng, only democracy in China can stop the war over the yuan
China is less a socialist nation than a throwback to a feudal regime based on serfdom. The mainland has never been socialist; democratic nations are socialist because they take care of their people and do not empower a small cohort of capitalists as Beijing is doing. Sadly, this path will lead to wars, poverty and uprisings. We must turn around Chinaâ€™s reckless economic development.
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