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Germany: Russian monks help Ukrainians, despite Russian Orthodox Church support for war

The Russian Orthodox Church supports the invasion of Ukraine. But in Germany, a Russian Orthodox monastery is providing shelter and safety to Ukrainian refugees. Politics, they say, are left at the door.

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