The Russian Orthodox Church has already recognized that there is a 'split' in Russian society and named the reason
According to Fr. Maxim, last Saturday "was an important insight that the solidity of Russian society is largely an illusion." He believes that in Russia "not everyone is happy with the current socio-political climate," Credo.press reports.
The archpriest noted that the mood was affected by the pandemic and related restrictions. But the main thing is the lack of a "clear positive project" for Russia, he explained.
Kozlov believes that this feeling is more acutely experienced by young people. He stressed that people are wondering how it happened that Russia and its citizens found themselves in almost global isolation in recent years.
The representative of the Russian Orthodox Church MP called on supporters of different views not to give in to hatred for each other. He hopes that Russia has not yet reached the threshold after which a peaceful resolution of contradictions will become impossible.
Kozlov's position was supported by Vladimir Legoyda, Head of the Department for Church-Society and media relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, and Bishop Savva (Tutunov), deputy manager of the Moscow Patriarchate's Affairs, RTVI reports.