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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2014–2015
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
RUST2/HISA2 The Orthodox Church and Russian Politics 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Basic studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Russian Studies
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student will be able to:
•analyze the Russian Orthodox Church’s role in contemporary Russian society
•discuss the change in Church-State relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union
•critically argue about a selection of scientific texts on the subject

General description

The course surveys both the history and the contemporary situation of the Russian Orthodox Church and its relation to the Russian State. During the course we discuss the church’s rising political influence and the role of Patriarch Kirill I (Gundiaev) in this process, ROC’s role within the Russian military, and the phenomenon of “political orthodoxy”. We pay special attention to the rise of radical nationalistic orthodox groups, and the ROC’s prosecution of some art exhibition and performances during the last decade.

The course is organized in cooperation with Aleksanteri Institute's Russian and East European Master's School.

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Maria Engström, Teacher responsible


6-Oct-2014 – 16-Oct-2014
Mon 6-Oct-2014 at 16-19, PinniB 3107
Tue 7-Oct-2014 at 16-18, PinniB 3116
Wed 8-Oct-2014 at 16-18, PinniB 3116
Thu 9-Oct-2014 at 16-19, PinniB 3116
Mon 13-Oct-2014 at 16-19, PinniB 3107
Tue 14-Oct-2014 at 16-18, PinniB 3116
Wed 15-Oct-2014 at 16-18, PinniB 3116
Thu 16-Oct-2014 at 16-19, PinniB 4113