RUSSIA: The Third Rome

Moscow, the holy and the bloody, the loved and the dreaded, last week was a historic focus of rejoicing and remembrance. Her crown of spires and belfries shone in freshly gilded splendor, and the cupolas of her innumerable churches sat m the sky like frozen clouds. The cross atop the Tower of Ivan the Great glistened m the sun, and told visitors approaching from all over Russia that they were near their goal. In the streets, the people lanced and blessed their city upon its 800th anniversary. It was as Moscow's son,...

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