When Vladimir Putin was elected to his 3rd term as president of Russia, I found myself wondering if the world was slipping back into the Cold War era of Soviet Russia. I never really paid attention to what was happening in Russia outside of what I read from the typical drive by media sources.
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev attend church regularly. These days you will find Putin wearing a cross, kissing religious icons, and talking about his love for spiritual values. The majority of Russians also frown on celebrating the sin of homosexuality, you won't find any gay pride parades in Moscow. Russia is spending millions rebuilding churches, monasteries, & holy sites w/ enthusiastic support from tax payers. One need only search the world news to realize that all is not as it seems.