Cultural Differences Between the West and the East (Russia in the Middle)

Original Article posted in Russian: http://ofigenno.cc/raznica-mezhdu-zapadom-i-vostokom “West is West, East is East, and never the twain shall meet,” – written almost a half a century ago by the Englishman Rudyard Kipling. It is often interpreted as a fundamental incompatibility of the Eastern and Western mentality. The artist Yang Liu drew this series of illustrations after […]

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Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church

February 10, 2014 (Originally posted: http://www.pewforum.org/2014/02/10/russians-return-to-religion-but-not-to-church/) Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church Over the past two decades, since the collapse of the Soviet Union, there has been an upsurge in affiliation with Orthodox Christianity in Russia.1 Between 1991 and 2008, the share of Russian adults identifying as Orthodox Christian rose from 31% to […]

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