Trying to make sense of events and trends from Russia, Ukraine, and Central Asia that don't always have obvious explanations? Whether it's the debate over Ukraine's new Orthodox Church or how social media frames the Syria debate, Current Time digital journalist Anna Shamanska has got you covered.
Turmoil In The Orthodox World: What's Going On?
A Ukrainian church changed the Orthodox world forever when, on January 5, 2019, the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, head of the Eastern Orthodox Church, granted it independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. But Moscow doesn't want to let it go. Several months before the ruling, Current Time's Anna Shamanska put the conflict in perspective.