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Orthodox Church expands its influence over Russian society

Ever since the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia has been searching for an ideology and a faith that can help unite its people. In recent years, authorities have turned to the country's Orthodox Church and its conservative values. But in doing so, they have given a voice to fringe Christian groups - whose influence is on the rise. Thomas Lowe and Ksenia Shaykhutdinova report from Moscow.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.

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