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  •  Not only Russians (1+ / 0-)
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    Dave in Northridge

    And primarily those of the Orthodox variety, which seems to be a majority of folks in that part of the world today.

    Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace. - Dalai Lama

    by kimoconnor on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 10:34:30 AM PDT

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    •  Not really: see my comment below (5+ / 0-)

      about Orthodoxy in Russia.  This is more an issue of plain ol' Nationalism, and it's exacerbated by things like the negative birth rate, the fear of immigrants, etc. etc.  The anti-LGBT bills have been part of a package of nativist laws intended to preserve (sic) the 'real' Russia.

      Of course the Orthodox Church is happy to tag along for the ride, because nothing says Nationalism like a National Church.

      Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

      by pico on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 10:40:52 AM PDT

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