Written by Vladimir Moss The recent emergence of a powerful monarchist movement in Russia, and the proposal that Vladimir Putin should become tsar, has raised two important questions: what is Orthodox autocracy, and could Putin qualify as an Orthodox Autocrat? Three Conditions of Autocracy “Thy will be done”: that is the fervent prayer of every … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε WHO WILL BE THE TSAR OF RUSSIA?.
Written by Vladimir Moss There were two schools of thought on the nature and destiny of Russia: the westerners, who basically thought that the westernizing path chosen by Peter had been correct, and the Slavophiles, who believed in Orthodoxy, in the pre-Petrine symphony of powers, and in a special, distinct path chosen by God for … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε RUSSIA AND EUROPE: (1) CHAADAEV VS. PUSHKIN.
Written by Vladimir Moss The Western Roman empire began unraveling after the Emperor Honorius withdrew the legions from Britain in 410. This process continued unabated throughout the fifth century, until the final fall of the empire in 476. But out of its ruins several barbarian kingdoms composed of amalgamations of various Germanic tribes gradually came … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε THE HOLY MARTYRS OF THE VANDAL YOKE.
Written by Vladimir Moss Kerensky said that “without Rasputin, there could have been no Lenin”… This was, of course, an exaggeration: Rasputin was not the cause of the Russian revolution: God would not have allowed the greatest Christian empire in history to fall because of the sinfulness of one man! Nevertheless, slanderous stories about the … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε WHO WAS RASPUTIN?.
Written by Vladimir Moss St. Constantine’s transfer of his capital from Old Rome to the New Rome of Constantinople marked the beginning of the end of the Western Empire. For the old capital, weighed down by its pagan past, was in no position to defend and unify the newly Christianized empire, and would soon prove … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε THE FALL OF OLD ROME.
Written by Vladimir Moss Perhaps the most counter-intuitive prefiguring of Christ’s saving passion in the Old Testament is Moses’ serpent. When the Israelites were in the desert of Edom they started murmuring “against God and against Moses” (Numbers 21.5). And deadly serpents began to bite them, and many died. In answer to the people’s plea … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε THE SERPENT’S BITE.
Written by Vladimir Moss One of the most convoluted and critical relationships in the modern world is the triangular one between America, Russia and Israel… In the last decade of the twentieth century, America lorded it in Russia both politically and economically as long as Yeltsin was in power. Moreover, she appeared on the brink … Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε ISRAEL, RUSSIA AND AMERICA.