Putin Compares Communism to Christianity

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Sputniknews - 15/1/18 "Faith has always accompanied us, it strengthened when our country, our people faced particularly difficult times," Putin said in an interview for the documentary film "Valaam," a clip from which was broadcast by the Russia 1 TV channel. "There were such severe years of militant atheism [during the Soviet period] when priests were killed, churches were ...

Number of atheists in Russia halves in 3 years – poll

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RT.com - 26/7/17 The number of Russians who describe themselves as atheists has fallen from 26 to 13 percent in just three years, according to recent research. The share of those who back the Church’s involvement in state politics has increased slightly. The poll, conducted by the Russian independent research center Levada in late June, showed that ...

Orthodox Christian Belief Rises Among Russians – Poll

MOSCOW, December 24 (RIA Novosti) – The proportion of Russians who consider themselves Orthodox Christians has risen four-fold in the past 24 years, according to a new survey. Two out of three Russians now regard themselves as Orthodox Christians compared to just one in six in 1989, when the Soviet Union was nearing dissolution. The poll of ...

Real Russians Are Orthodox – Poll

23/11/2012 MOSCOW, November 23 (RIA Novosti) – A growing number of Russians consider the Russian Orthodox Church to be a necessary feature of their national identity, a recent public opinion poll showed. Some 38 percent of survey respondents said it was “very important” to be an Orthodox believer if one wants to be considered “an authentic Russian,” ...

The approval rating of Patriarch Kirill is the highest in Russia

Moscow, October 1, Interfax - At the moment Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia is supported by 69% of respondents. According to the sociologists of Levada-Center, received by Interfax, it is the highest approval rating among the Russian politicians. Only 28% of respondents criticized him. Also 73% of those polled announced their support for the ...