Russia's Orthodox Church priests to appear in Russian army and navy

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  1. nia

    nia Regular Member

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    Russia's Orthodox Church priests will soon appear in the Russian army and navy to serve as military chaplains as Russian servicemen especially need spiritual support, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said on Sunday.

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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    ^^ LOL! When did the Russians start caring for religion? Eastern Orthodoxy is more or less a cultural identity to Russians rather than actually following the religious aspects. I've met plenty of Orthodox Russians and most of them don't care about the religious aspect and more or less identify with the "its our identity" part of it. The only seriously religious Russians I've see are the Hare Krishna and other Vaishnav and Shaivite followers and the other side of theirs; the Chechen Muslims although the latter are a bit too radical.
     

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