The Religious Factor in Russia's Foreign Policy: Keeping God by Alicja Curanović

By Alicja Curanović

This e-book examines how faith interacts with Russian international coverage, arguing that faith is a crucial and ignored think about shaping Russia’s outlook in the direction of diplomacy. It surveys the significance of faith for social existence in Russia, either traditionally and at this time, and considers a variety of Russian attitudes that are plagued by faith – similar to Russian nationalism, notions of Slavic unity, the divine undertaking of Russian Orthodox civilisation, Russian imperialism, Russia’s unique approach in the direction of Islam. The publication discusses how spiritual organisations, particularly the Russian Orthodox Church, function in diplomacy, pursuing their very own pursuits and people of the Russian nation; explores how non secular principles and tradition associated with faith impinge on Russian attitudes and id, and thereby have an effect on coverage; and demonstrates how coverage encouraged by means of faith affects on Russian international coverage in perform in quite a lot of examples, together with Russia’s family with different orthodox international locations, non-orthodox Western nations, Muslim international locations, Israel and the Vatican.

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