The Global Glass Ceiling:
A Brief History of Russia Russia! During the 3rd to 8th centuries AD, a number of Eastern-Slavic tribes began to unite in the vast, densely wooded territories to the north of the Black Sea, and by the end of the 8th century the new feudal state of Kievan Rus had been formed.
Over the centuries it grew in size and importance, spreading north. The Rusi ascribed supernatural powers to nature, and as a result their pagan gods were all named after elements such as the sun, the earth, water, etc. There was a very strong bond with the land and nature, which can still be felt in the language today - there are many words to describe forests, fields, sky, water, and other natural entities.
In the 10th century the ruler of Kievan Rus, Prince Vladimir, chose Orthodox Christianity over the other religions of that time on the basis that it permitted the Russian tradition of drinking alcohol, which was forbidden by all the other religions.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in the Orthodox Church has resumed its position as the main religion of the nation. Orthodox Christianity is a mixture of paganism and Roman Catholicism, with some purely Slavic traditions. At the 7th Ecumenical Council, the Eastern Orthodox Church officially split from Western Catholicism the Church of Rome ; and these two religions have remained hostile towards each other ever since.
Ever since, Patriarchs have led the Orthodox Church with even the Tsars being obliged to obey their instructions. The Romanov dynasty reigned from untilwhen the Communists executed the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, together with his wife and children.
At this point the rule of the Russian monarchy came to an end. Dimitriev The Orthodox Church has retained its grip on Russia, and has never allowed any signs of spiritual awakening to develop. There have been some scattered pioneer groups, but there has never been true revival.
The majority of Russians are proud of their Orthodox church, yet ignorant about its roots or about real Christianity. Bibles are kissed and decorated with elaborate covers, but never studied or followed. There is an abundance of witchcraft, astrology, sorcery, spiritual blindness and confusion.
There is also open propaganda against any non-Orthodox Christianity in the mass media. There are five thousand monasteries scattered across this vast land and Russia was and still is deeply religious. Foreigners are astonished at the amount of time given over to religious ceremonial activities by ordinary Russians.
Choirs compete to sing the finest chants and hymns in churches. It was originally published by The Russian Missionary Society. The language has since been modernised and several editions have been published with many of the commentaries and appendices being taken from English and German translations of the Bible.
There is also an Orthodox translation interpretation that contains the Apocryphal books, Orthodox Church commentaries and some doctrinal statements. The nation is still very unpredictable and spiritually oppressed. Even though much of the western way of life in culture, architecture, etc.
Over the centuries, missionaries preaching the Gospel have come from far away lands. In the 14th century for example, there were signs of revival in the northern city of Novgorod, which always had a high proportion of literate and educated people. The Reformation in the west never reached Russia, with the exception of some German religious groups mainly Mennonites moving to Siberia and the Ukraine in the 18th century, where German-born Russian Empress Catherine the Great promised them religious freedom.
At the end of the 19th century Russia had a chance to change its history.
Petersburg, and the wives of some high-ranking officers and generals were converted. Several Counts amongst the Russian aristocracy came to Christ. An interesting fact to note is that those missionaries did not even speak Russian; they used their knowledge of French to convert these educated French-speaking Russians.
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IRFF ONLUS Moldova (IRFF ONLUS was founded from the inspiration of IRFF Italy) is a non-governmental, and is a public, non-profit agency working to eliminate poverty, malnutrition, and disease. Ukrainian religious material, including translations of the Bible, was written in Old Slavonic, the language used by missionaries to spread Christianity to the Slavic peoples.
In the 13th century, Ukraine became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuanian and Ruthenian, an ancestor of Belarusian and Ukrainian became the main language. Pre-Christian Slavic writing is a hypothesized writing system that may have been used by the Slavs prior to the introduction of Christianity and the Glagolitic and Cyrillic alphabets.
No extant evidence of pre-Christian Slavic writing exists, but early Slavic forms of writing or proto-writing may have been mentioned in several early medieval . term "per rollam" is used in legal texts in Slavic speaking countries and means that a committee or board votes in writing without convening a meeting.
“Writing Upwards” describes a genre of letter-writing between two very unequal correspondents. Humble subjects wrote individually to monarchs and other rulers, workers wrote to factory bosses, impoverished refugees wrote to relief committees, parishioners wrote to their clergy and also to God.