The administration of Russia’s Penza region approved a regional flag with the image of Jesus Christ on it as the state symbol of the region. Moslems and Catholics living in the region state their protests.
As the Inopressa.ru website informs, the very fact that this flag appeared demonstrates that Russia continues the searches of its Orthodox roots, and talks about Jesus Christ are no longer considered as politically incorrect. Originally, the Penza regional authorities planned to depict President Vladimir Putin on the flag, but later it was decided to depict Jesus Christ on the state symbol of the region.
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"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.