The Soviet Union was moving along the path of the development of Orthodox civilization, political scientists Sergey Mikheev said on July 7 on the air of the Evening with Vladimir Solovyov TV program one the Russia One TV channel.
Discussing the God and Man in Moscow article, published July 1, 2020 in the National Review American magazine, Mikheev said that Russia is undoubtedly the most prominent and brightest representative of Orthodox civilization.
According to the political scientist, the struggle against religion during the Soviet era is not a reason to deny the continuity between Russia’s policy and Orthodoxy.
Mikheev noted that he himself as an Orthodox could not and would not approve the enmity against God, but he drew attention to the fact that “the Communists, in Russia at least, have definitely extracted an entire range of senses from the Orthodox civilization and, removing God, tried to create a secular religion based on the values of Orthodox Christianity.”
According to Mikheev, one could not ignore the fact that the principles and ideals of the Communists did not contradict the principles and ideals of Orthodoxy. “It seems to me that an honest expert or an honest scientist should keep this in mind and also analyze this,” he concluded.
The authors of the God and Man in Moscow article discusses the civilizational confrontation of the USA against China and Russia, as well as the role of religion in this process. Trying to equalize the starting positions in the confrontation of civilizations, the author connects the creation of the young by historical standards United States state with the earliest days of Christianity.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency