» 10/19/2010, 00.00
The new mayor of Moscow, Putin's victory or a deal with Medvedev
After the "dismissal" of Luzhkov, the Kremlin appointed first deputy prime minister Sobjanin mayor. Analysts wonder about the choice: a compromise in the power struggle between Putin and Medvedev or confirmation of the supremacy of the premier.
Kremlin declares war of the last Tsar of Moscow
For weeks the mayor Luzkhov and his wealthy wife are the subject of an public campaign that highlights their personal interests and mismanagement of the Russian capital. Behind TV campaign, the hand of the government that wants to get rid of the long time first citizen, the undisputed master of Moscow for over 18 years. The possible successors.
Medvedev dismisses powerful Moscow mayor
Yuri Luzhkov, along with his wife Yelena are accused of corruption, having built a real estate empire in Moscow and throughout the world. Another chapter in the struggle between Putin and Medvedev. For Luzhkov and his wife it will be perhaps a golden exile.
Moscow Patriarchate to promote three Orthodox values in the 21st century
Faith, freedom and patriotism are the foundations of Russian society. The Church’s ‘Code of values’ fits in the modernisation plan pursued by Russian President Medvedev, who might run for re-election next year.
Eliminate "God" from national anthem. The Russian Communists against Putin and patriarchate
A parliamentary deputy maintains reference to God undermines national unity, discriminates against non-Christian religions and does not respect the feelings of atheists. For the vice-president of the chamber, Sliska, it is a "rude initiative”. The Patriarchate of Moscow: the majority accept this anthem so "there is no reason to remove the sentence that mentions God."
In current political crisis Russians see Church as only authoritative institution
According to the report of an influential think tank, in the irreversible decline of public confidence towards the political leaders, the Church is perceived as the only institution based on moral principles. Experts say the Patriarchate take advantage of historic moment to define a more determined presence in society.
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