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Russian Orthodox Church Splits With Ecumenical Orthodox Church


The Russian Orthodox Church just voted to split from the greater Ecumenical Orthodox Church. Now the Russian Orthodox Church is beholden only until God and Putin. My thoughts are currently that it doesn’t really affect parishioners, members of the Russian Orthodox Church.  Instead, the clergy and the patriarch, the politicians within the Russian Orthodox Church… Continue reading Russian Orthodox Church Splits With Ecumenical Orthodox Church

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Russian Orthodox Church As Competent As GRU, Which Says It Is Incompetent


The Russian Orthodox Church worked to block the Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and failed. They did this on behalf of Russia.  The Russian Orthodox Church does not have restrictions on its operations, so it is free to influence the Ecumenical Orthodox Church using any of the tools at its disposal.  The Russian government… Continue reading Russian Orthodox Church As Competent As GRU, Which Says It Is Incompetent

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Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (174)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> This week appears to follow the previous trend, with more crash and burn events for Russian propagandists to explain away. POTUS in a CBS interview observes that “Probably he [Putin] is, yeah. Probably, [involved in assassinations, in poisonings]”  – Peskov explains this away with  “I wouldn’t make the assessment… Continue reading Salisbury CW Attack / Syria / Iran / Russia Ad Hoc Update (174)

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (16)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. </end editorial> Russia’s impending self-induced schism with the Eastern Orthodox Church continues to produce debate in the media. Possibly most interesting are comments by Eidman on the subversion of the ROC into an arm of the Russian state. The FT raise the valid concern that Russia might use “religious… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (16)

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Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?


If Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, is unpopular and cannot retain power and authority, what are they to do?  Why cheat, of course. Lie, cheat, steal, and in this case, cancel elections and try to delegitimize the probable winner’s qualifications – to disqualify him.  All this does is turn “Communist wunderkind” Valentin Konovalov into a… Continue reading Putin’s Power Ebbing, Is United Russia Panicking?

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Russian Information Warfare Continues, Morphing And Adapting


Russian information warfare is ceaselessly attacking the West, but its tactics, tools, and focus continually change as the situation morphs. We have been ‘sensitized’ to fake news, but the accusation of fake news has also become political fodder, as well, muddying the waters. Some efforts by the Russians, most specifically USAReally, have been blunted, but… Continue reading Russian Information Warfare Continues, Morphing And Adapting

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Russia Loses the War of the Churches (15)


Anonymous expert compilation, analysis, and reporting. Excerpts from  a two-part discussion follow:  I’m painfully aware that the Sviatohirsk Lavra is “officially” part of the UOC – Moscow Patriarch (MP). But that looks like a part of the old naming nomenclature.  I’m wondering if parts of the UOC are going to have to make an allegiance call… Continue reading Russia Loses the War of the Churches (15)