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Paper Examines Russian Orthodoxy’s Influence on Kremlin Foreign Policy

Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill and Russian President Vladimir Putin lay flowers at the monument to Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky in Moscow on Nov. 4. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

A new paper explains how the notion of “spiritual security” is a major component of Russia’s national security doctrine, and illustrates how Russia’s current political and ecclesiastical leadership can never abide a Ukraine that is oriented toward the West.
 
The paper, titled Spiritual Security, the Russkiy Mir, and the Russian Orthodox Church: The Influence of the Russian Orthodox Church on Russia’s Foreign policy Regarding Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia, is contained in a report published earlier in November by the Foreign Policy Centre.
 

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