Hailed as “the first Presidential Seder in America’s history,” by Haaretz and declared a “new tradition” to be observed for years to come in the White House by the New York Times, Obama joined Jewish advisers, David Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Lesser, Susan Sher (Michelle Obama’s counsel), and Herbie Ziskend, a staff assistant to Vice President Joe Biden, to celebrate the Jewish rite. As Goethe pointed out, a great leader holds people together.

Vladimir Putin is doing this very thing in a resurgent Christian Russia, whose Christian roots and heritage of many generations are being reestablished in that nation’s cultural and religious life.

By contrast, Barack Obama did no photo-ops on Easter Sunday…no speeches.

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As we begin the 21st Century, two leaders in the public eye, Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, and Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, are vying for world wide recognition.

The difference between the two heads of state is strikingly dissimilar if not poles apart.

On the anniversary of the Patriarch’s enthronement, Putin congratulated the hierarch for expanding Orthodox Christianity both in Russian society and beyond its borders: “Under your leadership, the influence of the Russian Church is growing not only in Russia but also abroad.

The Church’s dialogue with the public in solving social ills is notably expanding and is being filled with new content.” In close connection with Patriarch Kirill, Putin is providing funding to restore Christian sites and the return of properties seized from the Church in Soviet times.

"I will respect the results of the negotiations by my predecessors," Tusk told Parliament.

Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek, a retired auxiliary of the Sosnowiec diocese, said, "Tusk made a very wise decision given the concerns of the previous government and of the Church." The Charter of Fundamental Rights has been used as a major political lever to support the "homosexual rights" political agenda in Europe and the European Parliament's Intergroup on Gay and Lesbian Rights has urged the Polish government to have the country become a full party to it.Together, the Prime Minister and the Patriarch are building churches and monasteries throughout Russia, with a special emphasis on bringing the youth into the Orthodox Christian community.who could attract great people and no longer hordes of Zionist Jews who flood Obama’s administration, it is now.However, after huge pressure from 16 Jewish leaders from 14 Jewish organizations, (there are thousands of them), and Israel’s recalcitrance, Obama dropped his demand only 2 months later.on February 8, 2010, Vladimir Putin banned a fictional television series which “dramatized” the lives of Moscow schoolchildren with scenes of rebellion and depravity.“We think it would be premature to go forward with any project at this time because we want to send an unequivocal message to the Iranians,” she told journalists.