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As Ukrainians Both Inside Crimea And In The Rest Of The Country, Struggle With Events Of Recent Times -- Former President Viktor Yanukovych Fleeing The Country, New Interin Leaders Chosen From The Opposition, Planning For A Nationwide Election, And The Referendum Vote Set For Next Sunday In Crimea-- There Is Another Aspect Of Ukrainian Life Which Has An Impact On What's Happening. Many Ukrainians Are Members Of The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Which Is Part Of The Russian Orthodox Church, And Orthodox Priests Have Been Seen Among The Protesters And The Russian Troops In Crimea. For Some Understanding Of Orthodoxy And How It Is Associated With The Governments Of The Nations In Which It Exists, VOA's Doug Bernard Spoke With Marian Simion, Assistant Director Of The Boston Theological Institute And An Orthodoxy Scholar. He Said Orthodoxy Almost Always Exists In A Dependent Relationship With A Host Government.