Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The KGB, The Moscow Patriarchate & The World Council of Churches

The KGB, The Moscow Patriarchate & The World Council of Churches Collection (10)

The "Moscow Patriarchate" was established on order from Stalin in 1943 as a front organization for the NKVD, and later, for the KGB. All key positions in the Church, including bishops, were approved by the Ideological Department of CPSU and by the KGB. The priests were used as agents of influence in the World Council of Churches and in front organizations such as World Peace Council, Christian Peace Conference, and the Rodina ("Motherland") Society founded by the KGB in 1975. The future Russian Patriarch Alexius II said that Rodina has been created to "maintain spiritual ties with our compatriots" and to help organize them. According to the Archive, Alexius worked for the KGB as agent DROZDOV, and received an honorary citation from the agency for a variety of services. 

Upon ascending to power in Russia, the experienced Putin and long serving director of espionage also inherited the control over the Moscow Patriarchate. This control presented him with a golden opportunity: why not send his intelligence agents in the guise of spiritual figures to various parts of the world, where their outward identities would permit them conduct their clandestine operations without attracting undue attention?In order to make this maneuver more successful, he launched a
programme to “unite” the Russian Overseas Church Abroad and her
attendant Russian émigré with the MP, thereby placing them under his
control and “legalizing” his field of operations throughout the whole
 world. Unfortunately, an undermined ROCA was unable to withstand theneo-communist onslaught of bribery, sycophancy and outright blackmail, and quickly succumbed to his MP. 

Fortunately, because of God’s mercy, there were some clergy and laity 
among overseas faithful that refused become a subordinate part of 
“patriarch” Alexis and his “metropolitburo”. They began to reactivate
church life on the original ROCA beginnings, declaring that they will remain to the true precepts of the Church, and rejecting the betrayers of Christ’s Teachings that have become part of the MP.
The pivotal role played by Putin in this unification can be seen not only  by the initiatives that he displayed from the beginning of this entrapment, but by his personal zealous assistance provided to the Patriarchate over the past years, in seizing monasteries and parishes outside of the Russian Federation.

On the 17th May 2007, when the unification was being celebrated in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Putin violated Church statutes, custom and decorum by halting the Church Service to deliver a speech! His behaviour showed that what was transpiring carried a political and not a religious significance.

Having gained control over the overseas parishes, the neo-soviet government can now develop its activities in areas where before they had no bases or logistical support. Putin’s various government
instrumentalities are now in a position to extend their technical services and contacts through the compliant Patriarchate.The political substance embedded in the MP can be seen in its structure.
The government officials in “cassocks” attached to the Patriarchate, have
developed a series of sub-divisions within her, each with specific responsibilities, the most prominent being the security section that protects the “patriarch” and his “metropolitburo”. The security guards
attached to this section are military service veterans, even though they are officially registered as “students” of theological academies and seminaries. They dress in civilian clothing, in cassocks or in pseudo-cossack uniforms. They are armed with small whips and side arms and have German shepherd dogs at their disposal. They are also fully trained in chemical weaponry, explosives and are fully conversant with electronics and computer technology. Within the MP, there is also a section that deals with documents/passports, which is capable (in emergencies) of issuing instant visas or extending them, to prolong stays in the RF of existing

 visas, to arrange invitations to foreign dignitaries etc…