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There are 40 item(s) tagged with the keyword "religion".

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1. Russian Easter Amid Conflict

Russia's 2022 Easter proceedings were tainted by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Tags: Orthodox Church, religion, easter, war in ukraine, putin
2. A Priest's Life Hack for Marital Strife

If you had a fight with your wife, then you should ask for forgiveness like this: 'Darling, please forgive me for asking you to marry me….' There is a real chance that suddenly your wife will smile and forgive you. True, wives are unpredictable in their grievancesyou can die from violence.”

– A Russian priest's "life hack" for marital struggles.
Tags: valentine's day, love, religion, marriage, quote
3. Reading Between the Palm Lines

In the face of anxiety and uncertainty, sales of books about tarot cards, karma, and other esoteric, spiritual practices are skyrocketing in Russia.

Tags: business, economy, statistics, Books, religion
4. Frozen Traditions, The Epiphany Swim

Religious or not, January 19th marks the day in which thousands of Russians dunk themselves in freezing waters for the annual Epiphany swim.

Tags: winter, ice swimming, Orthodox Church, epiphany, religion
5. The Orthodox Church Strikes Back

A high-school biology teacher wasn't expecting officials of the Russian Orthodox Church to be so vocal about a recent lesson.

Tags: religion, Orthodox Church, education
6. Scents and Memoirs

Two books reviewed: one on the origin of two perfumeries, another that is a memoir of an archpriest.

Tags: business, perfume, religion
7. Security Snoops on Banya Bathers

A court case in the city of Perm unveils a story combining three quintessentially Soviet things: bathhouses, religious oppression, and an (extremely) intrusive surveillance state.

Tags: Perm, banya, law, human rights, religion
8. A Quiet Christmas for Putin

Instead of reveling in the bright lights of a Moscow Christmas celebration, Putin decided to take in the holiday at a small church in a small town.

Tags: putin, religion, Christmas
9. Searching for St. Nicholas

A town on the Turkish coast preserves the memory of one of Russia’s most venerated saints.

Tags: st. nicholas, Orthodox Church, religion, christmas
10. Goa and Greenhouses

A well-to-do Russian tries to bring his green new ideal to life in a Russian village. Not all goes to plan.

Tags: religion, village life

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