An article published in the October 18th, 2008 issue of the Economist titled, Mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs, examines what happens when Christian groups unite. The answer? They split. The reporter first examines the schism in the Russian orthodox church. On one side are "white" anticommunist exiles who are defiant not only of communism but any close relationship between Moscow and the church. The other side are the Patriarchate of Moscow who still uphold deals made under the Soviet regime. This intra-Russian dispute is dividing parishes, families, and churches.