By Iben Thranholm

Putin continuously makes it clear that he envisions Russia as a Christian country.

In 2014, Putin called for the restoration of Kremlin’s historic Chudov (“of the Miracle”) and Voznesensky (Ascension) monasteries both of which were destroyed by the Bolsheviks.  He also wants another church destroyed by the Bolsheviks in the Kremlin to be rebuilt.

While the project is currently on hold until a scientific research is completed on the sites, the intent itself is symbolic.

The Kremlin is both the political and historic center not just of Moscow but of Russia.  By calling for the restoration of these Christian buildings Putin repudiated the Soviet legacy with its atheist ideology and its record of anti-Christianity and reaffirms Orthodoxy as the heart of Russian culture.

A key element of Putin’s worldview is not just his commitment to the Russian Orthodox Church as an institution, but also his admiration for three 19th and 20th century Russian Christian philosophers—Nikolai Berdyaev, Vladimir Solovyov and Ivan Ilyin, all of whom he often quotes in his speeches.  Russia’s regional governors were even instructed to read the works of these philosophers during their 2014 winter holidays.

The key message of these philosophers is of Russia’s messianic role in world history and of its need to preserve itself through Orthodoxy and restoration of its historic borders.

Studying the causes of Russia’s 20th century tragedy, Ilyin wrote:

The Russian revolution is a reflection of the religious crisis we are living through now, an attempt to establish an anti-Christian public and state system thought up by Friedrich Nietzsche and economically and politically realized by Karl Marx. This anti-Christian virus was exported to Russia from the West…..

Losing our bond with God and the Christian tradition, mankind has become morally blind and gripped by materialism, irrationalism and nihilism.

In Ilyin’s view, the way to overcome this global moral crisis is for people to return to “eternal moral values”, which he defined as “faith, love, freedom, conscience, family, motherland and nation” but above all “faith and love”.

To make Russia great again the Russian people should believe in God.  This faith will strengthen their minds and willpower.  It will make them strong enough to overcome themselves.”

Ilyin believed in the religious gift and talent of the Russian soul.  In his words,

Russian history is all about morality triumphing over difficulties, temptations, dangers and enemies.”

For their part Solovyov and Berdyaev argued that the historic mission of Russia is to lead the way to human unification.  Russia would transcend secularism and atheism and create a unified spiritual kingdom.  “The Russian messianic conception,” said Berdyaev, “always exalted Russia as a country that would help to solve the problems of humanity.”

In his biography entitled “First person“, Putin says the first line in any Russian law code should be moral values and that Russia has to be concerned as much with its spiritual position as its geographical one.

To understand Putin’s vision of Russia, his views on spirituality and his study of Christian thinkers such as Ilyin, Solovyov and Berdyaev, must be taken into account.

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  1. Russia Is the Last Remaining Christian Country

    And thus under attack by the forces of Satan

    Paul Craig Roberts

    At his year-end press conference, Russian President Putin said that “a woman is a woman and a man is a man,” and he expressed his confidence that the religious denominations of the Russian Federation would have the moral fiber to resist the intrusion of the corrupted and degenerate values of the Western world.

    AMEN

  2. Since everyone here has dropped their opinion…I know many think I’ve lost my mind when I say that what we are seeing now is the same thing we’ve been seeing for a very long time. I view this time as a time of extreme change, albeit not in the same vein as most. The religious part of any doctrine is very dangerous. It leads people to believe they are ‘exceptional’, that their actions and goals are as well. It leads one to believe they are on good terms with god. This is the US mindset after WWII. Russia is now the vehicle for this. This is the time when Russia is supposed to carry the ball. It is all predetermined. By who? The same people that gave us the holier-than-thou US. When the majority of the people fell in line, then the corruption of ideas began…and here we are now. The subject of homosexuality is a very strange case. It is seen as a human failing (poor choice of words), yet one can see it in nature. Anyone who was brought up on a farm knows this. Are these animals sinners, evil or conspiratorial? This religious bent by the Russian state can be a force for good, but only at the expense of some who have to be marginalized or demonized. What happens when what happened in the west, happens there? If Russians think it cannot happen there, then this is only proof that it not only can happen, it can happen even easier that they think…with the backing of the religious legions. This demonizing is happening now in Ukr.

    • Everyone here knows a gay or black person. Ask them if they support what’s being done in their name. You may be surprised. Societal attacks are to foster certain reactions and provide vehicles for deception/division. A government that pushes memes undermines natural society. What is happening now in Russia is planned. The coalescing of national identity around religious dogma is exactly what happened in the west. Watch movies/TV programs from the 40’s to the 60’s…the ensconcing of Christian Evangelism is quite visible. Are Muslims, Buddhists and others given actual equality in the west? No…because the west considers itself to be Christian. Now the Christian values arising as a force in Russia need a unifying enemy, one that can be demonized that no one will publicly defend. Homosexuality is now conflated with Nazi’s, child trafficking, molestation and demonic possession in Russia and by those who support her religious revival. That gay people predominately hate pedophiles is completely disregarded…as is the fact that the majority of pedos are in fact self described as straight. Homophobia as a tool and ‘measure’ of morality is powerful…it implies righteousness and piety, a favorite tool of religion. How long before Russia becomes the righteous west? The fact that Christianity, Judaism and Islam are all Abrahamic should also not be ignored. Those that believe one has to read a book, attend a church or follow dogma to know god have been deceived.

  3. God Bless Putin – he is the only defender of Christianity at this stage (not so for Pope and many other church leaders). What Putin says makes very good sense, Although west may not agree but the real world which is based on God’s moral laws and His universal nature perfectly agrees. As we witnessed in recent years, the whole thing came crashing down with the introduction and acceptance of gay and lesbian marriage “rights”. Now those living in the West will argue using their “exceptional” sense of reality that what I am writing here is completely wrong etc. Little do they know that it is millions of people like them that want to vote God out of the universe and be free of moral laws. This re-building of Sodom is why the world is so badly messed up.

    • I recommend for every interested person a journey to South-East-Asia to visit the capitals of 3 nations/states. First Thailand, 2nd the Philippines, 3rd Indonesia. Thailand is dominated by Buddhists, Philippines by Catholics and Indonesia by Muslims. Alone, during a night in Bangkok, nothing will happen to you, in Jakarta or Manila your survival is not guaranteed, probably a wake-up as a dead man. In Thailand families are big & most of all families have a gay person or a in other gender costumed person. It is accepted, no one is harmed. What we do in the West is different. We discredit heteros. We annihilate women’s rights in sports and similiar tools. We should think about quotations by sexual focus in politics.

    • Ed please do Rohingyas now ….

      It’s the fabric of the society.

      People don’t know that Iran has the highest percentage of laïcité in the region and maybe even in the world. But you wouldn’t be able to tell just by listening to your news. You have to read to figure out the imposition of Islam after 2000 years of being purely Zoroastrian.
      And even now I feel safer walking the streets of Tehran at night than let’s say in Bangkok.

      There is so much nuance here I could go on.

      About your Bangkok take the time to listen to the old song One Night In Bangkok by Murray Head and see if you pickup what he’s talking about other than the US-USSR chess game …lol.

    • This is seen from a historical point of view not correct. Before the reelection of Yeltsin in 1996 a communist leader was in front. Gennadi Sjuganow had a promo-budget of 3 Mio. US$. The Clintons sent their election-promo-team to Moscow with a 500 Mio. US$ budget to support Yelstin, who had forecasts of 8%. We all know the result of this election. And it was Mr. Yeltsin, who installed Mr. Putin. The most famous statement of Mr. Putin is:”Whoever does not miss the Soviet Union has no heart, whoever wants it back has no brain”.

  4. Good article. One of those diamonds in the rough. VT puts out some good stuff but then they put out shit like Johnny’s TDS BS which we can get from the MSM anytime which sorta defeats the the purpose of being an “alternative” publication. But hey I support the 1st. Unlike others it seems around here.

  5. “Logos, which is; the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning”.

    It is possible that A World Leader may be-
     The Prodigal Son, who left the Father’s home to embark upon the path of experience in the life of form and the senses.
    Returning. Repents.
    Soul meets spirit. Eternal inheritance.

    But there are those that choose the other path.

    Beacon.

    The lighting of the Beacons on 2-6-2022 (666- 2×6+3×2=666).
    The Queen pushed a button that set off the lighting of three strands of lights (DNA) which ran along the ground to light up a 69-foot tree dubbed the “Tree of trees.”

    “Atmospheric electromagnetic (EM) activity: The Human body communicates internally by EM and electrochemical impulses.”
    “Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) waves…their resonant effect upon the human body has been connected to both physiological disorders and emotional distortion.”
    Extract from- PSYOP to MindWar:
    The Psychology of Victory by Colonel Paul E. Valley Commander – with Major Michael A. Aquino.

    The seed that bares the fruit may be mimicked and become barren.

  6. goodANDevil, your Incarceration rate must be challenged. 639, out of 100.000 USA. 329, out of 100.000 Russia. Or your odds of prison are about double in the USA.
    Forcing gay, lesbian, transgender polices in the USA is above and beyond what normal families want their children exposed to and provides the young-mind unnecessary thinking of what sexuality they are. The term boys and girls is proper for children. I personally prefer all private bathrooms for everyone. Even a super Walmart only has a total of twenty toilets. Make them all private, and sexuality problems are solved. The US gods changed Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays. The US has 200 + foreign military bases near those countries, who don’t see them as an Empire. Russia is one of them. The US coup of Ukraine in 2014, by B.O. and Biden never ended. Biden is the same devil who went to Iraq before the war. Sandam laid out all his military assets for the weapons inspectors. Biden informed Bush , it would be wonderful to start bombing Iraq ASAP. Today despite no WMD’s ever found, the US gets 1.5 million barrels of oil a day. at giveaway prices. Biden is carrying on his evil ways.

    • I know the USA is racist prison industrial slave complex ground zero. It comes from being a bunch of coddled never-do-wells who have NEVER suffered the kind of tragedy they dish out daily via 20 and 30 year sentences for victim-less, non-violent “crimes” (drug war) or by armed drone. They love looking down upon others, the love judging others and believing themselves to be the “good guys” even though what they honor, the satanic pentagram pentagon, its mission is hell on earth. They refuse to accept their sins and atone… so they shall be judged with the same crooked stick they used to measure others.

  7. (3)
    Frederik the Great of Prussia defined it correctly. “What’s the main aspect in christianity? A little jew became god”, which is nothing else than an antique hollywood. Do not fool yourselves by the frustration of antique socialists who lost their power to “modern” cultural marxists, which is no dhistorical difference for the masses. If do you need more identification than your heritage, create something new, more adjusted to humans, without totalitarism & exclusivness.

  8. (2)
    Islam does not make a noteworthy difference to christianity. During the first hundred years after Mohammed most writers thought, islam is a heretic kind of a christian sect. Christianity is oriental, everyone can see it by the clothes nuns and preachers wear. Most of us are no orientals, so it is not in our favour. It is a jewish antique-socialist invention. You do not believe me? So all praying men on their knees should better read the bible. Read Matthew 10.34 and following. Jesus hated family, he wanted to destroy family. And he was not peaceful. He preached not peace, but the sword. And his apostels wore a sword. Read the debate between Jesus & Simon Peter about the 12 thrones. Jesus wanted to replace the roman government & the jewish leaders with his own politbureau.

  9. Mr. Thranholm is the typical antique-socialist blabla-preacher. The only difference between christian ideology and marxism is god, someone not seen on our planet. Ask Mr. Jonas, he knows it, Karl Marx took the main values of marxism out the work of Augustinus, the main pamphleter of western churches. Mr. Putin has no choice. As Mr. Armavir from Russia already mentioned, as in the US, exist a lot of tribes and different people in Russia. To create an identity for all is difficult. Mr. Putin has/had a lot of secular friends, too, like Mr. Solzhenitsyn, who is hated in the orthodox church. I saw it personally in the famous monastir at Kiev. And in the south of Russia Mr. Putin accepts islam.

  10. Christianity is the struggle to return to Paradise, the joining of heaven and earth, by people understanding God’s true will, His plan. It is not a reinforcement of nationalism, ethnocentrism or God forbid racism. You must differentiate between what God actually made and what is man-made. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges is to get “europeans” to understand that theyre just like anybody else on the planet ON THE INSIDE. God did not create borders and if those immigrants are desperate, turning them away condemns you in Gods eyes. First law is to have love for people. Russia also has something like the second highest incarceration rate in the world.. judge not lest ye be judged. Forgive so your sins might be forgiven. Finally, the Armor of God as described in the Gospels is the only way to defeat the Satanists. It does not say mimic them in creating a military industrial death complex. In fact, youre supposed to be willing to give your life out of love for others in order to achieve the only human sacrifice God accepts.. your own. The true meaning of the Cross.

  11. A good and correct article. About 180 nationalities live in Russia. What unites us is the Russian mentality. The way of thinking. I am completely on the side of spiritual values. And it’s great that my president understands this. A month ago I was in Karelia on the island of Valaam. Putin goes there every year. This is one of the most powerful spiritual centers of the Russian Federation. America and the EU have abandoned true Christian values and believe in LGBT and other devilry. We in the Russian Federation are categorically against this. A few years ago I described society in the USSR here. I saw it myself and was a part of this society. And I was the happiest child (1985-1990). America lived like this in the 1970s. What happened now? Why did the West abandon moral and family values? And we will never betray our moral compass. And we are ready to fight for basic human values with weapons in our hands.

    • You’re mixing everything here to make your point. You talk about human values and homophobia with the same breath.

      You might want to know that US is now the Taliban of the west with their corrupt supreme leaders sitting as justices. They are just like Trump poussie grabbers but pretending to be puritans.

      Incidentally why is every pervert turns to Russian girls for their whatever need ?! An entire industry was relocated from LA to Ukraine two decades ago …

      You sound like Pila. Is that your “Russian mentality” ?

    • What happened to America since the 1970s was all about money, Andy. The big banks and corporations took over and with that came the financialization of every aspect of American life. Already in the 1960s the Military Industrial Complex, the CIA, and the international banksters had murdered JFK and lured us into the Vietnam War with the Gulf of Tonkin false-flag. We murdered at least 2 million Vietnamese for what? Money! Then the banksters proceeded to deindustrialize the USA, gave us 9/11, and all the wars of the 21st century. Here we are, $30 trillion in debt, the dollar about to be turned to toilet paper, and now we’re being forced into a catastrophic war with Russia. That’s what happened to the USA, Andy.

    • @NewtRallyt: do not pervert or mix my viewpoint. I respect basic human rules. Like in the Bible. And I’m against modern values like gay prides, etc. THIS is my private opinion. Good is good and evil is evil. No Overton windows for bs. We had a motto long time ago: for the Faith, Tsar and the Motherland.
      You can have another viewpoint – it is your own right. Best wishes.

    • Don’t talk about Reaganomics with Andy Tommy. He’s a Reagan republican. The same Reagan who denied that AIDS existed until it was too late. The same Reagan that took the budget of MIC and turbo charged it. The same Reagan that leveraged the US to its knees.

      On a completely different subject, you have always sounded the alarm on an Israeli false flag attack to get another 9/11. At this juncture with Biden getting closer to signing the JCPOA, their messiah getting closer to indictment, Likud is working overtime to stop the deal and I fear that what you have always suggested might be a possibility.

    • Andy, I prefer to follow what Jesus said about homosexuality… nothing. He did say love your enemies and do good to those who hate you. That would make every so-called Christian nation that bombs the crap out of their enemies, including Russia, guilty as charged.

    • Newt, you and I are on the same page when it comes to Israel. Every American president, including both Biden and Trump, has had to dance around the simple reality that Israel nuked the USA on 9/11 and got away with it. Now that The Intel Drop is no more, this is the only alternative news site that I know of where saying that doesn’t get you banned from commenting.

    • You lost when you said fight with weapons in your hands. The Armor if God is how you fight this battle, the only offensive weapon there is the Word of God which is your sword. It also says that this battle is spiriual and that you shall not kill. If you have love for people and it enrages you that theyre being destroyed by evil men without them even knowing it, then you are a follower of Jesus. Thats who youre supposed to fight for.

    • Thanks for The Intel Drop domain update. It actually is… https://theinteldrop.org …until it isn’t. Jim told me that they’re looking for an offshore domain that can’t be as easily censored. My question is… Where the hell is Gordon Duff?

    • I’ve been on one liter Ducati engines for 50 years in between cars on the tarmac and it’s not a question of if but when and how bad.
      I haven’t had mine yet, but it makes me feel bad every time I hear it.
      Wishing Gordon a full recovery.

    • But then the Mongols took away your European-ness you are EuroAsians. Best to create your own religion made up of Green Man and Buddhism. Be Happy. But again you may be Zionist appearing as grandma. there is no difference between Zionists and the lizards that keep changing color.