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PSIA Seminar: Religion and the Conservative Turn in Russia’s Public Sphere and Politics
October 31, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
About the Event:
The last decade witnessed a conservative turn on the global scale. There has been a strong rise in the political and social mobilization of the groups who were opposing the liberal universalist values. The Russian case fits well to this global conservative turn. The political elite has consolidated under a conservative agenda that was further articulated since the political unrest in the early 2010s and especially after the Ukrainian crisis of the mid-2010s. Orthodox Christianity has become an important resource of promoting the conservative legitimation. Yet, relying upon Orthodox “traditional values” creates many political challenges and rouses counter-mobilization.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Alexander Agadjanian received doctoral degree in modern history at the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He is Professor at the Center for the Study of Religion, Russian State University of the Humanities, Moscow.