There is revival going on, which is to be expected after suffering 70 years of militant atheism. This is why the Russians are so adamant about any liberal incursions from the West. The economic and military pressure they are under to bow to western liberal standards is immense, since the one world order that the 'elites' envision cannot exist without Russia's natural resources. Russia owns about 30% of the world's resources. I personally think the reason Putin built the military cathedral, (which by the way was built from donations from the oligarchs), was to arouse patriotism and give spiritual comfort to the soldiers in case of war - which I personally think is imminent considering what's going on in the world.