The Daily Telegraph

Unreported World


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A troubling alliance of religion and nationalis­m is uncovered by Marcel Theroux in Russia, where state-sponsored TV and the Orthodox church promote an agenda of homophobia, anti-abortion and barely concealed misogyny in the guise of faith and “family values”. He meets Father Osyak, an Orthodox priest whose wife has borne 18 children – leading to the family being awarded a medal by Vladimir Putin for “exemplary fertility”.

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