№ 4, 1997
Orthodox religion is one of the main constructive elements of the Russian State and Society. But today for the first time in the Russian history Orthodox Church became really independent from the state. The article analyses different forms of Church-State relations which took part in history and demonstrates the uniqueness of present situation. On the other hand the attitudes toward the Church and religion in the contemporary Russian society are examined with the help of all-Russian sociological data obtained by the author in 1997. The main conclusions the aythor has arrived at are:
a) Church-State relations in Russia are developing in the direction of closer interaction in the spirit of the decisions of 1917/18th Russian Church Council;
b) the contemporary Russian society is in the state of pretty fast transition from militant antireligious or indifferent orientation to religion and Church. This new orthodoxilisation of Russia will most likely determine our society in visible future.
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