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Yuri Gagarin, first human in space, was a devout Christian, says his close friend

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The first man in outer space 50 years ago believed fervently in the Almighty — even though the atheistic Soviet government put famous words in his mouth that he had looked around at the cosmos and did not see God.

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100th anniversary of the Russian revolution

One hundred years ago, the Romanov dynasty fell in the February Revolution of 1917. This centenary haunts Russia’s current government. “In the Kremlin,” wrote journalist Ben Judah in his important analysis of Vladimir Putin’s “Fragile Empire”, “they have nightmares about Nicholas II”.

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Russian aircraft with 91 people aboard, including a famed military band on the way to Syria, disappeared

A Russian Tu-154 aircraft with 91 people aboard, including a famed military band on the way to Syria, disappeared Sunday over the Black Sea shortly after takeoff from the resort town of Sochi,the Defense ministry said.

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Russian President Vladimir Putin have collaborated in the promotion of Christian tradition and family values in Russia

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Russian President Vladimir Putin have collaborated in the promotion of Christian tradition and family values in Russia
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and Russian President Vladimir Putin have collaborated in the promotion of Christian tradition and family values in Russia
Bishop Tikhon concurs. In an interview with the Russian Orthodox website Pravoslavie.ru (of which he is the editor-inchief), he lamented the “de-ideologized state” that has resulted as a reaction to 70 years of coercive Sovietism, calling it “spiritually weak and simply unsustainable.”

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