publication . Article . 2018

Tri modeli tserkovno-gosudarstvennykh otnoshenij v sovremennoj Rossii [Three models of Church-State Relations in Contemporary Russia]

Stoeckl, Kristina;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
This article looks at state‑religion relations in Russia at two levels: legal and political. After an introductory overview of the development of religious freedom legislation in Russia since the fall of the USSR, I analyze the current model of religion‑state relations in Russia. I then move from the legal to the political plane and argue that in Russia not one, but three models of religion‑state relations are at play, which coexist and in part contradict each other. These three models are: one, in which the Russian Orthodox Church tries to act as a partner of the state and a representative of a majority; a cooperation model, in which the Russian Orthodox Church...
free text keywords: Russian Orthodox Church, Church-State relations, abortion, religion in Russia, secular state, selective cooperation
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Postsecular Conflicts and the role of Russian Orthodoxy in the transnational alliances of moral conservative traditionalists
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 676804
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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