February 10, 2014

Why Pussy Riot Failed in One Chart

Mark Adomanis, Forbes

The Associated Press

The Pussy Rioters have made no secret of their contempt for the Orthodox Church. Not without reason, they consider the church irredeemably corrupted by its association with the Kremlin. This is why they decided to perform in a cathedral: there was no better place for them to criticize the increasingly close connection between organized politics and organized religion.

The problem is that increasingly large numbers of Russians identify themselves as believers.

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