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Orthodox Church

In this current we track the central role the Church has played in framing this new ‘traditionalist’ ideology and the region’s growing #lgbtcrisis.

The Kremlin and the Cross


Shared interests have pulled Putin’s government and the Orthodox Church closer together. But how long will their embrace last?

Unholy Alliance


For a decade, the Russian Orthodox Church has countenanced thuggish anti-LGBTQ groups. When Russians mobilized to protect public parks from new church construction, this partnership went to work to label green space a nefarious gay cause.