№ 4, 1997
The article defines the role of the Russian Orthodox Church as a non-party subject of the internal and the external policy. The author argues that there is an organic link between faith - ethics and politics. The article summarizes the role of the Constantinopolitain Ecumenical Church in the formation of Russia as an integral state and later, as an Empire. The author considers the hierarchy of the Christian politics to be as follows: church - nation - state. The author also introduces the criteria of the religious policy of the state, that had been formulated back in 1917 and remain valid up till now.
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