REX: Carl Bildt thinks Eastern Orthodoxy is main threat to western civilisation

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Stockholm. Carl Bildt, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and one of the architects of the EU Eastern policy, thinks Russia has changed for the worse in the past several years. While it demonstrated attachment to western values in the first decade after the Soviet Union fell apart and tried to impose them on its citizens, Russia’s current leadership takes a firm stand against the West, the Russian agency REX reported.

Putin 4d vazei ton Stavro touIn the words of Mr Bildt, Vladimir Putin demonstrates attachment not to world but to Eastern Orthodox values, which becomes clear from a Twitter post of his [Bildt’s].

”The new anti-west and anti-decadent line [of conduct] of Putin is based on the deep conservatism of Eastern Orthodox ideas,” Carl Bildt is convinced.

Russian church's door 1aThe Swedish minister explains the striving to destroy the Ukrainian church and bring the Ukrainian autocephaly back into the fold of the Moscow Patriarchate with Putin’s striving to gain control over Ukraine. But precisely Eastern Orthodoxy, according to Bildt, is the main threat to western civilisation.


  1. Daniel Branzai

    What if the western values are wrong? If it is between nations that respect God and nations that denies God I will bet on God.

  2. Jovanka Pavichevich

    agree with Mr. Branzai…and wish to add that freedom of religion is important…will all EU countries need to practice not only one economic and monetary fund but denounce their faith? Who has the right to decide what people will believe ? This is really getting scary….as the west proclaims “diversity” it appears to be contradicting itself…on many levels….hope it isn’t so.

  3. Katya Lukianov

    Carl Bildt is undoubtedly speaking out of sheer ignorance. Get to know Orthodoxy (and I mean really know it) before you go slamming a religion you know nothing about…
    Maybe it’s your haircut that is causing all of the problems for western civilization. (That makes about as much sense as what you said about Orthodoxy, Mr. Bildt.)