Ekaterina Kuznetsova
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Patriarch Kirill (Dima Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images)
Orthodoxy in Crisis
A New Great Schism

The recent split in the Orthodox Church is a case of church politics following geopolitics—and of the Kremlin reaping what it has sown.

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Japan and Russia
The Kuril Islands on the Installment Plan

Putin and Abe seem to have already decided between themselves how their delicate negotiations will end.

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Russia’s Pacific Destiny

Russia and America are natural allies in the north Pacific.

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