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Five Key Elements of the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The naval conflict this weekend between Russia and Ukraine was not a sudden development. Pressure has been building between the two nations for a long time, arguably even before Ukraine broke away from the disintegrating Soviet Union in 1991.

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Seven Dead After Attack on Orthodox Church in Russian Province of Chechnya

MOSCOW (AP) – Four gunmen attacked a Russian Orthodox church in the mostly Muslim Russian province of Chechnya on Saturday but were killed by security forces in a clash that also left two policemen and a churchgoer dead. The attack underscored security challenges in Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup next month.


Russian Patriarch Slams Church of England over ‘Morals’

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church attacked the Church of England’s “liberalisation” at a meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier this week. Patriarch Kirill raised “serious concerns” with Justin Welby over the Anglican Church’s decision to ordain women

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EU Increasingly Resembles Soviet Union, Says Archbishop

The European Union (EU) is marginalising Christianity to the point where it is starting to resemble the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), a senior Russian bishop has said. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk said that Russian and European civilisations have

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World View: Russia Escalates Syria War Launching Missiles from Caspian Sea

Contents: Russia dramatically escalates Syria war launching cruise missiles from Caspian Sea; Russian Orthodox Church declares a ‘Holy War’ in Syria; Russia’s ‘Holy War’ in Syria declaration sparks calls for jihad; IMF warns of significant danger of global financial crash

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Eurovision Debuts ‘Anti-Booing Technology’ to Protect Russia from Wrath over Ukraine

After an “embarrassing” episode in which a European crowd protested Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine by booing Russia’s 2014 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, event organizers have installed “sound reducers” designed to remove booing from the broadcast when Russian contestant Polina Gagarina takes the stage on Saturday.

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