Lera Furman

exclusively for Novaya Gazeta Europe

6 articles

Islamic impasse Russia’s contradictory attitudes to its diverse Muslim communities have been laid bare by the Moscow terror attack


Saint Alexey? Nikolay Platonov, a former Russian Orthodox priest, on Russia’s sickness and Navalny’s sanctity


Putin’s true believer The real reasons why Patriarch Kirill received this year’s presidential prize


Never again… until now The anti-Semitic riot in Dagestan has undermined the claims of religious harmony made by Russia’s religious leaders


Hallowed be thy bomb Has the adulation of empire and the apotheosis of Russia’s nuclear deterrent supplanted the Russian Orthodox Church as the new national religion?


Mixed messages The sudden interest in peace Russia’s religious leaders have shown when it comes to the Middle East smacks of hypocrisy given their unbroken support for the war in Ukraine

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