spiritual re-building that is... something you won't hear from the spiritual dead zionists:
"DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:20 PM) – Russian president Vladimir Putin has expressed his hopes that the Russian Orthodox Church will aid in the reconstruction of Syria after the civil war.
“I do hope that the Russian Orthodox Church, with reliance on its authority in the world, will be able to promote concerted action by the international community for the sake of Syria’s revival, for providing humanitarian assistance to its citizens and for restoring its ruined cultural and spiritual centers,” the President stated while addressing a Bishops’ Council in Moscow on Friday.
“Already now we can see the traditional values being eroded in many countries. This breeds degradation and mutual estrangement in society and de-personification of individuals. Indifference and loss of moral bearings bring about an upsurge of radicalism, xenophobia, and religious conflicts. Egoism ruins the person and turns into aggressive nationalism. Extremists and ideologists of terrorism and enemies of progress and the whole civilization fill the spiritual vacuum,” Putin continued.
Vladimir Putin is known for his policies of rapprochement between the Russian state and religious communities, most notably the Russian Orthodox Church, but also the Islamic and Jewish communities in the Russian Federation. The Russian Orthodox identity has also often played a role in Russian feelings of patriotism, something which Putin has always encouraged.
“I am certain that to provide a proper response to the challenges of the future we must stand for justice and truth, retain our identity and rely on our culture, history and the basis of moral values and move forward to absorb everything new and progressive while remaining Russia – forever,” the president concluded."