Russian Orthodox Patriarch announces church-government inquiry to prove that the Tsar was killed in 1917 as part of a Jewish ritual / Boing Boing
Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church says he’s working with Vladimir Putin to convene a Church-based inquiry into whether the execution of the royal family by revolutionaries in 1917 was actually a Jewish ritual killing; this appears to be an actual thing the Russian state is about to do, with many details confirmed in a public statement by Moscow’s General Prosecutor.
Russian Orthodox Bishop Tikhon Shevkunov expressed disgust at the idea that investigating a hundred-year-old revolution as a secret Jewish ritual murder plot made him an antisemite.
Quand on pense que déjà la révolution française fut un complot des Illuminés ... et les enfants de Marie-Antoinette, vous vous rendez compte ?
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Russian-Palestinian relations better than during Soviet era
Nofal said he believes that the support of Russia is “much stronger and more dependable” than that of the Soviet Union. While the United States was the first country to recognize Israel as the de facto authority, the Soviet Union was the first country to recognize Israel as the de jure authority on May 17, 1948.
According to the Palestinian diplomat, a major reason for the steadiness of Russian support has to do with the Russian Orthodox Church and its sister church in Palestine. The Russian Church has developed into a major ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Orthodox Russian Church has properties in Palestine, and the rejuvenated Russian Orthodox faithful have been flooding the holy places in Palestine as pilgrims.
Putin, who visited Palestine a number of times, inaugurated on June 26, 2012, a major multipurpose cultural center in Bethlehem on land that belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church. Nofal further said that Moscow plans to invest $50 million in the center. Palestinian officials have welcomed the Russian interest and investment. The mayor of Bethlehem renamed the street on which the new center is built “Putin Street.”
In another Palestinian town of Christian reference, Jericho, a Russian museum and park were built around the sycamore tree that reminds many faithful of the biblical story of Zacchaeus. The story was that Zacchaeus, a short man, had climbed a sycamore tree in Jericho to see Jesus.
PUTIN PUTS CRIMEAN SITE UNDER FEDERAL CONTROL AFTER SCANDAL | News from The Associated Press
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country’s most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
The Kremlin said that Putin ordered the area of the ancient Greek city of Chersonesus to be placed under federal oversight. The site is located just outside Sevastopol, the main port city in Crimea, the Black Sea Peninsula annexed by Russia from Ukraine last year.
Putin’s order followed the Sevastopol governor’s decision last month to appoint a Russian Orthodox priest as director of the Chersonesus museum, a move that has angered its keepers and fueled strong public criticism that the appointee lacked education and experience.
While presenting the new director to museum workers, the governor, Sergei Menyailo, reportedly sought to counter protests by saying that “religion has always dealt with science,” a comment that drew mockery on Russian social networks. Menyailo’s claim that he had received Moscow’s approval for the appointment was denied by officials in Moscow.
Article du Guardian
’Russia’s Troy’ under Putin’s control after row over priest’s appointment | World news | The Guardian
The scandal began when Sevastopol’s new governor, Sergey Menyailo, appointed archpriest Sergy Khalyuta as director of the Chersonesos preserve, saying there was a need to develop the site’s religious function.
He said the culture ministry and the head of the Russian Orthodox church had approved the appointment of Khalyuta, who is the head of St Vladimir’s cathedral, built in 1861 on the site where Vladimir was believed to have been baptized.
The church distanced itself from the appointment, with a spokesman for Russian Orthodox patriarch Kirill saying it was a decision for local authorities. Khalyuta said it was a “heavy cross” for him to bear.
On Monday, 106 preserve employees signed a resolution refusing to work under Khalyuta and said his lack of expertise would disrupt Putin’s order to place it under federal control.
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