Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Russian Orthodox Church Flexes Its Muscle
Russian Orthodox Church slams 2 acclaimed authors. (New York Newsday, 9/28/2011)
Excerpt: The Russian Orthodox Church has called for tighter controls on the content of television and radio broadcasts and said Russian women should observe an "Orthodox dress code" by wearing longer skirts and non-revealing clothes.
The church has experienced a revival since the collapse of the officially atheist Soviet Union in 1991. It now claims that more than 100 million followers in Russia and tens of millions elsewhere, but polls have shown that only about 5 percent of Russians are observant believers.
Russian Orthodox Church in America.