Elina Kahla

Conducts research in Russian cultural history, cultural orthodoxy, and the Russian Orthodox Church in post-secular society. Her research interests also include modernization studies and the cultural practices of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She is a fellow at the Center of Excellence in Russian Studies funded by the Academy of Finland (2012–2017), and the director of the Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg.

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Articles by Elina Kahla

  1. Civil religion in Russia A choice for Russian modernization?

    In an attempt to bring Russian articulations of Russian religiosity into a dialogue with the American sociologist Robert N. Bellah’s theory on secularization the author argues for a Russian model of civil religion.

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