Russia is far too religious. Its Orthodox party is in large part responsible for the twist towards hyperconservatism in all sorts of social areas. Marv, you've got to forget the equation, Russia = USSR = godless atheist. That's not the case any more, and hasn't been for almost 30 years now. The USSR existed for some 60 years. We've been in a post-USSR universe for about 30 years. Things change.
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