Russian President Vladimir Putin has forwarded to Parliament new constitutional amendments, which provide for the mention of God in the Constitution and the principle that marriage is between a man and a woman, hence a direct ban on same-sex unions in the country.
Nationalism is a necessary evil. God is both national and universal. The highest spiritual level is universal revealed by the Messiah of Freedom through resurrection. You need both national and universal to build the kingship of God on earth. The Byzantine Empire also called the Roman Empire today lives in the small country of Vatican City. The smallest nation in the world may be the most powerful. Last week July 4 Vladimir Putin visited Pope Francis at Vatican City. Russia, the largest nation in the world, visited the smallest.
To start off with the latest developments, a blogger has been jailed in Russia for sharing a meme pertaining to the religious leader of the Russian Orthodox Church. With more charges to come the blogger is waiting for their day in Russian courts. The meme itself did not have any connotations of violence or any harmful impact. This is a prelude.