The reason that the Kremlin and the Moscow Patriarchate are so alarmed by the prospect of an independent autocephalous Ukrainian Orthodox Church is that it undercuts Vladimir Putin’s drive to rewrite Russian history “from official imperial positions” and calls attention to the rapid disintegration of his “’Russian world,’” Boris Sokolov says. 27 more words

via Putin’s ‘Russian world’ rapidly contracting in Ukraine and elsewhere, Sokolov says — Euromaidan Press

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