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Putin’s complaints about ‘cancel culture’ ring hollow given Russia’s methods of ‘cancelling’ critics

Reading Time: 3 minutes First the Russian regime poisoned Alexei Navalny in 2020, after he urged Russians to rid themselves of Vladimir Putin and his corrupt cronies. In this video he branded his country “an insatiable toad”. After he survived the assassination attempt, he was jailed earlier this week on what his many supporters say were trumped up charges […]

Posted inPsychology

Vladimir Putin as the ultimate authoritarian leader

Reading Time: 7 minutes Recently, Elon Musk challenged Vladimir Putin to single combat–with the winner taking Ukraine. It was a dumb joke, for all that Musk claimed to be “absolutely serious” about it. But it caught my attention because the person he challenged happens to be one of the biggest authoritarians on the planet. That kind of challenge means something to an authoritarian that a non-authoritarian doesn’t quite understand.

Posted inWar and Peace

Archbishop says Putin only wants to ‘reconstruct Christian civilization’

Reading Time: 3 minutes Carlo Maria Viganò—once the papal ambassador to the U.S. among other countries—has claimed that the invasion of Ukraine is an attempt by Russian President Vladimir Putin to reconstruct “Christian civilization” in Europe. According to Religion News Service, Viganò, in a lengthy letter running to almost 10,000 words, excoriated countries that are “demonizing” Putin and imposing […]

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Head of Russia’s Orthodox Church: This war is against sin, gay pride parades

Reading Time: 4 minutes What “sins” can be so great that they justify an airstrike on a children’s hospital and maternity ward in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, leaving adults and children buried beneath rubble, killing three and wounding 17? “Gay parades.” This atrocious act, one of many that drew international condemnation and strengthened crippling sanctions against Russia, was […]