So much for the separation of church and state, at least in Russia where the Orthodox Church has called on Russians to martyrdom in Ukraine. Will there be 72 virgins? No, but the church has said all sins would be washed away. I’m not sure how many people this is going to convince to go become cannon fodder for a clearly lunatic dictator. It’s a desperate move that will fail because out of a population of 144 million, 41 million associate themselves with the Orthodox Church.It’s either this though or what the Russian government has been doing recently: conscripting men right off the street. No matter what Putin does, Ukraine will be a no win for him and drive him further into madness.