What I’ve Been Reading Recently

I’ve been reading a few interesting things recently that I keep forget to post about. So, in no particular order, here’s what I’ve read.

From The Atlantic, Putin stumps for Orthodox Church. An article about an interesting phenomenon – the revival of the church in post-Soviet Russia and Russia’s turn away from the West.

Russia really, really doesn’t want Ukraine to join the EU. (Considering how badly the EU is doing, I don’t know why anyone would want to join, but I digress.) Earlier this month, Russia tightened border control on the Russian-Ukrainian border. This article is great, but is entirely in Russian (and I’m way too lazy to translate).

And finally, a weird post I found about a hypothetical civil war in the United States. I haven’t finished reading it yet, but it so delightfully weird, I couldn’t resist posting it: If every US state declared war against the other, which would win?

I’ll be posting more this weekend, but if you have fabulous Labor Day weekend plans and therefore don’t plan to read any blogs, have a great weekend.