ROC called late in a quarter century, the decision on the burial of Lenin

ROC called late in a quarter century, the decision on the burial of Lenin

Moscow. On 2 April. INTERFAX.RU — Lenin’s Body had to be buried immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, now need to wait for consensus in society on the issue, believes the head of the Synodal Department for external Church relations Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk.

The names of the executioners, it is impossible to name the streets and squares. The names of the terrorists and revolutionaries should not perpetuate in our cities. The monuments of these people don’t have to stand on our squares. The mummified bodies of these people should not lie and put on public display.Olarinmoye Volokolamsk

At the same time, he stressed that no one is interested now is to “reopen old wounds, to shake up our society, to provoke a schism.”

“I would say that these decisions were late for a quarter of a century. They had to take it immediately. When the monument to Dzerzhinsky square Dzerzhinsky was removed (in 1991 — if), then I had to bring Lenin’s body from the mausoleum, — said the representative of the Church. — If this is not done then it is now necessary to wait for the moment when around this issue in society would consent.”

He also recalled that during the voting in the framework of the project “Name of Russia” in 2008, Patriarch Kirill, as Metropolitan was called to the fact that the Russians gave their vote to the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, and the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov defended the name of Lenin.

“I remember how Metropolitan Kirill said Zyuganov that you defend the ideas in which You believe, — said Metropolitan Hilarion. — But You chose the wrong character in order to personify”.