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Russia intends to 'mobilize' 1,300 priests to front - National Resistance Center

3 May, 2024 Friday
19:35

Russian authorities plan to send 1,300 Moscow priests to the war in Ukraine to "spiritually assist" the Russian Armed Forces

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This is reported by the National Resistance Center.

According to Metropolitan Kirill of Stavropol and Nevinnomyssk, the church intends to send about 1,300 priests to the front to “provide spiritual assistance to Russian soldiers.”

He claims that the Russian Defense Ministry has close ties with the church, so the issue will be resolved in the near future.

"And this is how it really is. After all, there are known facts that the head of the Kremlin church, Patriarch Kirill, is a KGB agent nicknamed 'Mikhailov' and holds the rank of general in the Russian FSB. His predecessor Alexy II (Alexei Ridiger) was also a KGB agent under the false name Drozdov," adds the National Resistance Center.

At the same time, the report emphasizes that Moscow relies on religious structures under its control in its military aggression against Ukraine.

"It is the Russian Orthodox Church that is dominant here, which has created a powerful network in Ukraine and has become an ideal tool for brainwashing its parishioners," the resistance notes, recalling that in 2014 the church organized crowded religious processions to prevent the Ukrainian Armed Forces from letting the Russian army in.

  • On April 16, cleric Sviatoslav Skorokhod reported that the only church of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU) in Russia was bulldozed in Noginsk, Moscow region.
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