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Book Review: “Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics and Strategy”, How Much Did Orthodox Church Help Revive Russia’s Military and Nuclear Complex?

Book Review: “Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics and Strategy”, How Much Did Orthodox Church Help Revive Russia’s Military and Nuclear Complex?

“Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy,” an important new book by the Israeli scholar Dmitry Adamsky, explores the critical but highly understudied juncture between religion and the military. Focusing on the role played by the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) in the restoration and development of the Russian nuclear weapons complex in the post-Cold War period, Adamsky highlights the organizational and ideological impact of the church on the gradual remilitarization of Russia over the last three decades. Adamsky has written a highly readable and informative book on a woefully understudied topic, though one that at times reads like a continuous success story for the church and raises many questions. Also, the book would have been strengthened by a more comparative focus, vis-à-vis both the role of other religious faiths in Russia and the experience of other countries…

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