I couldn’t believe this ignorant post by a clueless American undergrad… it’s konvertsy rubbish. However, read this. Sadly, the English side of Pravmir is full of “convert rubbish”, as a MP priest told me. This also smells like godless Republican swill to me (is this kid a member of Nelson’s KKK (Krazy Konvert Konventicle)? It sounds like it). HH is a prime exemplar of a LEFT Christian… he doesn’t hang out with Free Market/Libertarian trash… he’s friends with G A Zyuganov and the Castro brothers! The subtext is “Communism is bad… capitalism is good. Communism is ungodly… capitalism is godly”… it’s actually the opposite! HH doesn’t hang out with liberal (“conservative” in Anglosphere terms) monsters. He condemns the Free Market as an amoral fraud. To speak frankly, the revival began in the mid-80s… BEFORE THE FALL OF THE USSR. That is, Soviet society was in the process of revival when the August events occurred. You get no flavour of that from this juvenile and contentless piece. That is, Communism was in the process of reconciliation with the Church, which came to fruition in the Nasty 90s. The Komsomoltsy defended the churches from American-paid mobs (especially, in the Ukraine). Unfortunately, the ROCOR thrust a knife into the Rodina’s back with their CIA-financed network of parishes across the former Soviet space… an uncanonical move in all respects (don’t forget how Potapov was a vociferous supporter of that initiative). This inane little screed catches nothing of the tensions present not only in that period, but in the Soviet and Imperial times.
For me, now, what’s exciting is the new creative amalgamation of Orthodox and Communist ideals in Novorossiya. The patriot forces march under the Red Banner and the Cross. Their American-paid and -led opponents march under the Black Flag of Nihilism and the Papal Tiara. This kid doesn’t catch any of that at all. In short, an ignorant konvert without any real knowledge of the history and ideology of Holy Rus. As a contact at the Centre told me:
Pravmir and Pravoslavie are NOT official productions of SINFO. Pravmir has ties to the Kochetkov circle and Pravoslavie is Tikhon Shevkunov’s personal website. Neither one is approved or disapproved by the Patriarchate apparat. They are what they are. Again, I stress that neither one is an official Church production.
This says it all. Nothing on either of these websites is official MP material. Caveat lector…