Relations Between the Authorities and the Orthodox Church in Modern Russia

Ilin I.S.


The article considers the reasons why the state power of the Russian Federation is interested in a wide activity of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) aimed at strengthening traditional spiritual and moral values (TSMV). The concept of TSMV appears in the rhetoric of power as a result of the awareness of the need for a religious component to preserve the Russian cultural identity and political independence of the country. The development of state-church relations (SCR) meets the interests of state sovereignty, as it brings a spiritual and moral dimension to politics.


State; power; sovereignty; ROC; Russian Orthodox Church; traditional spiritual and moral values.

DOI: 10.31249/rsm/2019.02.15

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