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How U.S. Evangelicals Fueled the Rise of Russia’s “Pro-Family” Right

posted on January 17, 2014

 At The Nation, Adam Federman analyzes Russia’s recently passed anti-gay law in the context of a growing conservative movement has been fueled by European and American evangelicals and social conservatives. He notes, “This rising Russian social conservative movement frequently invokes the argument that pro-gay and women’s rights groups are puppets of the West, which is seeking to undermine Russian autonomy and interfere in the country’s internal affairs … The irony is that it is the new conservative vanguard—anti-gay, anti-abortion and pro–“traditional family”—that has most successfully cultivated the West’s financial and institutional support.”

Read at The Nation