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Lena Surzhko Harned

Lena Surzhko Harned is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by Lena Surzhko Harned

What a cathedral and a massive military parade show about Putin’s Russia

By Lena Surzhko Harned — May 6, 2022
(The Conversation) — World War II has a central place in Russian nationalism. Its importance is written all over a new cathedral dedicated to the armed forces.

Holy wars: How a cathedral of guns and glory symbolizes Putin’s Russia

By Lena Surzhko Harned — March 7, 2022
(The Conversation) — To understand Russia’s war in Ukraine, look to the blend of religious and militaristic nationalism under Putin – on full display in the Church of the Russian Armed Forces.
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