25 June 2012, 16:41
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For more than 80 years, religion was unofficial in Russia – but the church has grown significantly in influence since 1991 – some say too much, and that case has caused a significant rise in questions about just how close church and state are today here.

For more than 80 years, religion was unofficial in Russia – but the church has grown significantly in influence since 1991 – some say too much, and that case has caused a significant rise in questions about just how close church and state are today here. Today we want to ask where is the interaction between religion and culture, and religion and art, going in Russia? What trends can we begin to tease out about how religion is influencing the Russian arts today when there is such a struggle between modernism, spirituality and history. Our guest in the studio is Kirill Razlogov, the Director of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research, a professor of film history at the State Film Institute in Moscow and a television program on cult film on the Culture Channel host.

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