This paper examines the contemporary phenomenon of the reemergence of the Orthodox Church not only as the leading religious institution of post-Soviet Russia, but also as a core marker of identity. The disappearance of the Soviet Union has produced a profound crisis of idemity in Russia. Traditional markers of identity, particularly the Orthodox Church, have assumed an importance hardly anticipated before the collapse of the USSR.
Clarke, Jonathan and Reid, Duncan ThD, MEd
"Orthodoxy and the New Russia,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 27
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol27/iss2/2