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Response to RFCalifornia (Original post)

Fri Mar 25, 2022, 04:59 PM

6. He is not creating the myth of Third Rome, he is reviving it.

It is the old claim of the Russian Orthodoc Church. With the fall of the Byzantine empire to the Turks, the Russian Orthodox rulers declared themselves a successor to Byzantium, thus claiming to be the successor to Rome (Rome- Byzantium- Moscow). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow,_third_Rome)

The Muscovite Romanov dynasty had been pushing this concept for centuries, and Putin also became addicted to their Kool-Aid. He imagines it to be his mission to restore the imperial grandure of Mother Russia.

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