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Russia's Orthodox Christians enjoying revival under Putin

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Published on 06 Jan 2020 / In Youtube Clips

Putin has embraced his faith, routinely appearing at Christmas and other religious services.

It is the height of the festive season for Orthodox Christians, and in Russia, there's a little more to celebrate.

25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the church is enjoying a renaissance under President Vladimir Putin.

Putin has embraced his faith, routinely appearing at Christmas and other religious services.

Analysts say he is using the Russian Orthodox Church to promote a so-called pivot to traditional values.

Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Moscow.

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