In the Grand Lodge of Russia (VLR) responded to the treatment state Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov (“United Russia”) to the Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, in which he asked to check the activities of the Masonic communities on the territory of the Russian Federation. The official answer addressed to the parliamentarian, published on the organization’s page on Facebook on Tuesday, March 21.
“Waiting for the call to the attorney General! Ready to answer all questions. And Milonova should first read the primary sources about Russian Freemasonry and the Grand Lodge of Russia. Puzzling, when the Deputy of the state Duma from the party United Russia enjoys the rumor, not the source (this is taught in school),” wrote the Grand master of the Masonic VLR Andrei Bogdanov.
He also said Milonova that in the ranks of the Freemasons consisted of well-known Russian figures: generals Mikhail Kutuzov and Alexander Suvorov, writers Alexander Griboedov and Alexander Pushkin, “and brothers” who “have made an invaluable contribution to the development of the Russian state”.
“The history of Russia, Mr Milonov, need to know!” — said Bogdanov, stressing that the VLR never discusses matters of religion and politics.
On the treatment Source in the Prosecutor General’s office reported earlier on Tuesday. In particular, the Deputy wrote that in Russia freely and without restrictions, there are Masonic lodges that, in his opinion, the attempts to interfere in the internal politics, and their individual prominent members, tried to run for the highest elected office in the country.
Milonov also said that in the past in Russia the activities of Masonic organisations were prohibited and under strict state control.