Russian Orthodox history at risk in California?

The AP has a story about Fort Ross Historic Park under threat of closure because of California state budget problems. (HT: George M.) Nearly two centuries ago, Russian colonists selected a patch of sloping grassland along California’s rugged North Coast for a new settlement. It was from this spot about 80 miles north of San […]

Patriarch Kirill: Russia needs nuclear weapons

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, September 11 (RIA Novosti) – The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church said on Friday that Russia needed nuclear weapons. Speaking in the Volga Region town of Sarov, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said that while the Church was in favor of “a world without weapons,” Russia required nuclear arms to ensure […]

Patriarch Kirill wants monastery that was Gulag to be spiritual center

From Ecumenical News International (26 August 2009): By Sophia Kishkovsky Moscow, 26 August (ENI)–The Solovetsky Islands off the coast of Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region – settled by monks in the 15th century – became in the 20th century a center for the Soviet Gulag system of prison camps. Now the monastery archipelago should become a […]

Archbishop Hilarion: Stalin a ‘Monster’

HT: ONet blog Russian archbishop’s censure of Stalin as “a monster” makes waves By Sophia Kishkovsky Tuesday, 04 August 2009 23:00 MOSCOW (ENI) -— Comments by a senior official of the Russian Orthodox Church condemning Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, accusing him of genocide, shortly before a European security forum equated the crimes of Stalin and […]

Russia Today: Patriarch Kirill’s Trip to Ukraine

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