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Or what impression could you get ? Here is an excerpt from a recent post (in english translation) from a blog written by the Russian Orthodox theologian  Andrey Kurayev:

 

Three Russian attempts to convene a General – Ecumenical – Council to Russia

Already in 1397 there was an idea of ​​convening a General Church Council to Rus. It was actually a Lithuanian idea.

The Metropolitan of Kiev and all of Russia, Kirian (who had lived in Moscow), turned to the Patriarch of Constantinople, Antonio, along with the Lithuanian prince Jagello from Smolensk. Then the purpose of the Church Council was to unite with the Catholics.

The Patriarch was not against it, but said that times were rebellious and warlike, and that no one would come (especially not from Egypt). “Yes, and even in peaceful times, Russia (“Rosias” in Greek) is an inappropriate place for a General Church Council”.

The second attempt to convene a General Church meeting took place in 1448.

And now before our eyes, Moscow is conducting a third approach to the theme – in the form of a call to gather an All-orthodox Church Council to address the actions of the Constantinople Patriarchy in Ukraine…

 

 

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Hopefully, the gospel will prevail over church politics –  “Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel ..”   ( 2 Tim. 2:8)
               Some links on this case: Credo, Voanews, Reuters

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What may be the worst Church-split in Orthodoxy ever..

 

 

   Update 2018 10 18:  A short video with english subtitles from the pressbriefing after the Russian Church’s Synod in Minsk the 15th of October

 

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…   the last questions that were asked by an AP journalist, during the press-conference after the summit the 16th of July, 2018 with the US president, Donald Trump, and the RF president, Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki .

Words that are now discussed in wide circles .. did you catch it ? Social media and tweets contains a lot of caricatures. Are caricatures needed ?

 


  • (english, swedish and russian subtitles added – did I catch it ? )

There are some press comments that have been brought to my attention after yesterday’s hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in front of two committees in the US Senate: The senators were “a little too old” for the 33-year-old Zuckerberg, it was said.
 “They understand ‘What’s up’, but not ‘WhatsApp’ ‘. “They   address privacy policy terms and tend to forget about the serious issue of Russian interference “, somebody wrote.
     While a Russian article said: “Zuckerberg had to answer for Russia “.

Zuck in the hot seat

  I listened for a while. The senator “Mr. Nelson” spoke slowly,
     but bluntly:
       “My personal information – is it mine, or Facebook’s  ?

 Yes, how would the senators, after the scandal with Cambridge Analytica, “rely on companies like Facebook to take care of the more personal and identifiable information” that they have access to ?

                How would the man on the street !?

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    Today, Zuckerberg will be heard by another committee in the Senate.

More critical press comment –  The Guardian
Less critical press comment – Techspot
History:  Bill Gates in the US senate 1998,  conserning Microsofts monopoly

 

 Oliver Stone’s 4-hour interview with Putin,  sent / released around three weeks ago, is dealt with in different ways on the web. Surely, criticism have been heard . Mikhail Khodorkovsky‘s bulletin “Otkrytaya Rossiya” (= “Open Russia”) contents a critical response on 25/6.

I bring some of that article here, as far as to the mentioning of  an interesting observation:

 A cynic in the Kremlin

“Otkrytaya Rossiya” about why it’s not worth it that Putin is proud over Oliver Stone’s film about himself.

Just the fact that Vladimir Putin has entered the row of  “Stone Heroes” – a definite milestone in his biography – can hardly please Putin himself, says “Otkrytaya Rossiya” – journalist,  Stanislav Kuwaldin.

 

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Putin and Oliver Stone

In his documentary interview films, Oliver Stone has left some of the technical details from the recordings in the movies. So it was in the movie “The Commander”, dedicated to Fidel Castro, and according to the same principle he is working also in the film about Yasser Arafat – “Persona non grata”. The film “Interview with Putin” is no exception.

While talking with the Russian president, either in the dacha in Novo-Ogarevo or in the Kremlin Palace painted halls, or in the Sochi residence, Stone does not only picture Putin, but he also leave space for different workstations – a microphone on a long stick, camera movements, co-workers  trying not to end up in the camera , and other episodes from the recording process.

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