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Paul Whelan Spy Scandal. A Schism in the Orthodox Church

This week on From Russia With News, Washington Post reporter Amie Ferris-Rotman has the latest on the espionage scandal around former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan unfolding in Moscow. And religious affairs columnist Christopher Stroop explains what’s likely to come of the rift between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox Churches.

From Russia With News is hosted by Jonathan Brown @jonathaneebrown. The podcast is recorded and edited at CM Records Studios in central Moscow. Stay tuned for a new episode every Thursday on our site or here. Also available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify and other audio platforms.

Go deeper:

You can read Amie’s reporting on Paul Whelan here: Paul Whelan probably isn’t a spy. So why did Russia detain him?

Read Christopher Stroop’s piece on tensions around the Orthodox Church for The Moscow Times here: The crisis in the Orthodox Church and the battle for Slavic history

This week's Meanwhile in Russia story: Russian Patriarch warns ‘antichrist’ will control humans through gadgets