By Kaarina Aitamurto
Rodnoverie was once one of many first new spiritual events to emerge following the cave in of the Soviet Union, its improvement offering an enormous lens wherein to view alterations in post-Soviet spiritual and political existence. Rodnovers view social and political matters as inseparably associated with their religiosity yet don't replicate the liberal values dominant between Western Pagans. certainly, one of the conservative and nationalist pursuits frequently linked to Rodnoverie in Russia, conventional anti-Western and anti-Semitic rhetoric has lately been overshadowed via anti-Islam and anti-migrant trends. offering a desirable evaluate of the background, enterprises, adherents, ideals and practices of Rodnoverie this publication provides numerous diversified narratives; as a revival of the local Russian or Slavic faith, as a nature faith and as a substitute to trendy values and life. Drawing upon fundamental assets, files and books this research is supplemented with large fieldwork conducted between Rodnoverie groups in Russia and may be of curiosity to students of post-Soviet society, new non secular pursuits and modern Paganism commonly.
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Paganism, Traditionalism, Nationalism: Narratives of Russian Rodnoverie by Kaarina Aitamurto