Articles by Leonid Sevastyanov

100 Days of Patriarch Kirill

Patriarch Kirill was installed in office on Feb. 1. His first 100 days have been marked by innovation not only in terms of style, but also in substance -- much like the reign of Pope John Paul II in the Roman Catholic Church.

Kirill's Vision of a Great Russia

Russia is a conundrum. On one hand, it is a profoundly secularized society in which traditional religious practice is sporadic and often superficial.

The Church After Alexy II

The death of Patriarch Alexy II, the spiritual leader of more than 110 million Russian Orthodox Church members, marks the end of an epoch.