Russia

According to an October 18, 2012 article by Interfax-Religion, the VCIOM ( a noted pollster agency with extensive ties to the Russian ruling elite) agency released a poll stating that over ‘half’ of polled Russians support the establishment of a Moscow Patriarchate controlled militia that will work in tandem with police forces.  The militia, which wears a black uniform with red-arm bands, will patrol ecclesiastical sites. The article states:

Holy Russia leader Ivan Otrakovsky, the author of the proposal, told the Interfax-Religion in August that Orthodox militias would patrol streets in the city and region of Moscow jointly with police to prevent Christian holy sites being vandalized.”

However, one wonders the abuses that can result from a Sergianist controlled militia, that cooperates with police?  The use of colour of law has a long history of unnecessary abuses, and the Soviet Sergianist Patriarchate now may be ready to have more than just a komsomol.  It is a slippery slope from the Mussolini Black-shirts to the SS brown-shirts. When groups like the Sergianists begin to loose power, they usually become extremely violent.

October 19, 2012

MP Sergianists Ready to Deploy Black-Shirts

According to an October 18, 2012 article by Interfax-Religion, the VCIOM ( a noted pollster agency with extensive ties to the Russian ruling elite) agency released […]
October 10, 2012

RUSSIA: Priests Avoid Draft– Seminarians? Not Really

(Source: Moskovskii komsomolets) Young people of draft age have ceased to be refused clerical ordination because beginning 2013 priests will not be taken into the army. The […]
September 29, 2012

Bp. Ambrose of Methone (SiR) Visits Georgia

In mid-August, Bp. Ambrose of Methone, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Alania (Alania being a name of the North Ossetia-Alania republic in the Russian Federation), […]
September 13, 2012

Why Patriarch Kirill is Afraid of the New Civil Code Changes

Patriarch Kirill is getting nervous that the new civil code that is going through the Duma could change the kleptocracy in place when it comes to church land […]