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profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine November 2008)
The Orthodox Church of Poland

issues
by Antoine Arjakovsky
(From ONE magazine March 2006)
The Catholicity of Russian Orthodoxy

profiles
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From ONE magazine May 2005)
The Russian Orthodox Church

Orthodox Alaska
by Yereth Rosen
(From ONE magazine November 2006)
The melding of Russian Orthodoxy and Alaska Native culture

From Pravda to YouTube
text by Victor Sonkin with photographs by Julia Vishnevets
(From ONE magazine May 2011)
Christian media expand reach and influence in Russia

Orthodoxy Renewed
text by Victor Sonkin with photographs by Julia Vishnevets
(From ONE magazine March 2010)
Russia’s church wrestles with a changing society

Saga of a Saint
by Sergei Bassehes
(From CNEWA WORLD September – October 2001)
Did a young monk know that by following his faith he would leave his mark on history?

Sprouts from the Ashes
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East November – December 1999)
New life from old roots – the Russian Orthodox Church overcomes the challenges of post-Communist Russia.

The Resurrection of Solovetsky
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East January – February 1998)
Founded in the 13th century, the Solovetsky Monastery, a refuge for saints and sinners alike, plays an integral role in Russian history.

A Dormition Awakening
text and photographs by George Martin
(From Catholic Near East July – August 1998)
In the industrial town of Kondopoga, the Russian Orthodox celebration of the feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary is a big event.

Assyrians in Russia
text by Sergei Mikhailov
translated by Felix Corley
photographs by Elena Bit-Sargis
(From Catholic Near East September – October 1998)
The remnant of a once mighty people struggles to find a place in 20th-century Russia.

European Russia’s Latin Catholics
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1997)
Amidst a new religious freedom in post-Communist Russia, the Latin Catholic Church can minister openly to its faithful – and attract some new members.

Russia’s Rocky Road to God
text and photographs by Sean Sprague
(From Catholic Near East March – April 1996)
Confused and unsure in their new post-Communist land, Russia’s Orthodox Christians turn to their church for guidance.

Moscow Churches
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East May – June 1994)
As the churches of Moscow are restored, Russian nationalism resurges.

Russia’s Return to Orthodoxy
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1992)
Russians rediscover their Orthodox roots.

Christianity in the Soviet Union
by Ivan Kauffman
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
The Catholic Church in the Soviet Union is coming to life, thanks to a Soviet thaw.

A Jewel Within a Jewel
by Michael J.L. La Civita
(From Catholic Near East January 1990)
A masterpiece of medieval Russian art, the icon of Our Lady of Vladimir, remains a powerful symbol for the Russian people.

Cathedral Heralds Rebirth of a Nation
by Sean Sprague
(From CNEWA WORLD July – August 2003)
Russia’s Christ the Redeemer encapsulates the country’s tumultuous history

from News

Pope Meets Top Russian Orthodox Ecumenist
Catholic News Service (29 September 2011)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 29 with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the chief ecumenist of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Russian Catholics Surprised by Government Raids
Catholic News Service (12 April 2013)
OXFORD, England (CNS) — Russia’s Catholic Church expressed surprise and concern after a wave of raids on its parishes and charities, part of a government clampdown on organizations with foreign links.

from Eastern Christian Churches

The Orthodox Church of Poland

from Blog Content

Russian Orthodox Church Calls for Election Reform
From Moscow comes word that there is a new voice calling for changes in the Russian electoral system — and it's coming from the pulpit.

Picture of the Day: Religion Raises Its Profile in Russia
Father Kiril Kaleda watches children from his parish prepare for a Christmas pageant in Moscow. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

Picture of the Day: Bringing Light to Darkness
A girl lights a candle during Christmas night Divine Liturgy at the church of Three Prelates in Moscow. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch: "We Are Under Attack"
Patriarch Kirill led a call to prayer on Sunday, for the intention of healing national divisions.

Picture of the Day: Picturing Russia
An artist works on a painting of the Kremlin of Rostov Veliky, Russia. (photo: Sean Sprague)

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Picture of the Day: Holding Fast to Faith in a Time of Change
In this photo taken in 1992, a woman prays in a garden in Moscow. (photo: Richard Lord)

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Picture of the Day: Redeemer Redone
The exterior of the restored Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer is as impressive as the original. (photo: courtesy of the cathedral's official site)

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Picture of the Day: First Fruits
While reporting on the restoration of a Russian cathedral in Moscow in 2003, journalist Sean Sprague encountered this local entrepreneur, preparing to sell apples.

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From Russia, a Flying Church and Parachuting Priests
The Russian military unveiled an unlikely new weapon in its arsenal this month -- an army of parachuting priests.

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Picture of the Day: A Landmark in Beijing
In an unprecedented event on 12 May 2013, the second Sunday after Pascha, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia celebrated the Divine Liturgy in Beijing. (photo: The Russian Orthodox Church)

Picture of the Day: Con Spirito!
A choir rehearses for Christmas at Moscow’s Church of Three Prelates. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

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Picture of the Day: Rome and Russia
Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of ecumenical relations for the Russian Orthodox Church, during a private meeting at the Vatican on 12 November. (photo: CNS/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

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Picture of the Day: Muscovite Lights
Streetlights cast a soft glow on a Moscow street scene beside the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of Christ the Savior. (photo: Julia Vishnevets)

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Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Orthodox Church of Russia

Almost 25 years since the unraveling of the Soviet Union, the concerns that once plagued its Communist leader.