A new date of religious and historic importance has been added to Russia’s list of official holidays.
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Today’s Russia is still living off the sweat and tears of the Soviet Times! Just look at what is happening to the country, its healthcare system, population density, education and military stature. The revival of religion will appeal to the masses but it will sow new seeds of discontent for a complex country such as Russia. Let Russia go this way and I can reasonably predict that Russia will soon turn into another "Born again Christian country" like the United States South. I am not Russia but I love this country and I can see how wrong headed is this nostalgia for "the old Russia".
Great, but as Prince Vladimir did, Russia should also destroy it's pagan idols, the wax dummy in the mausoleum and and rest of the bolshevik rubbish (hammer and sickle, red star and the return of streets and town names to the real heroes of Russia) polluting Russia. Oh yeah, and celebrate October 1917? that would be like having lunch in the toilet you can't mix the sacred and profane.
This is counterproductive move and most certainly it will generate new hostility among Russian large Muslim population. I do not do the PR for the Russian state decision makers but this decision was ill conceived. I do hope it does not become a national official Holiday. Of course, the Church can mark this important date but the Russian state should stay out of it.
As America loses its Christian roots Russia is awakening back to it.
Make it go away or be what it actually is.
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