Putin compared the Communist ideology with Christianity
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, January 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin called Moral code of the Builder of communism “primitive excerpt from the Bible”, and the content of Lenin’s body in Mausoleum compared with the Christian tradition of the veneration of the relics.
“Maybe I’ll say something that someone doesn’t like it. But I will say what I think. First, the faith she always accompanied us. She was strengthened when our country, people were especially hard, was very hard during the Soviet time, when he killed the priests, destroyed temples. But at the same time because he created a new religion,” he said in the interview with journalist Andrei Kondrashov. His film “Balaam” shows on 14 January, the TV channel “Russia 1”.
According to Putin, “Communist ideology is very akin to Christianity.”
“Liberty, fraternity, equality, justice is all laid out in Scripture, it’s all there. And code of the Builder of communism? It’s sublimation, a primitive is an excerpt from the Bible, nothing new they have not invented,” said the President.
He cited another example:
“Look, put Lenin in the Mausoleum. How is this different from the relics of the saints? For Orthodox Christians, but just Christians? When I say, in the Christian world there is no such tradition, how not? Athos go take a look. There are relics of the saints there, and we have here [on the island] is also the Holy relics of Sergius and Herman”. “In fact, nothing new then government did not come up. She just adapted for their ideology that humanity has long been invented,” — says the head of state.
According to tradition, the Holy Apostle Andrew destroyed on the island, temples, and erected a cross, and in the time of the baptism of Rus on the island came to St Sergius and Herman. The Valaam miracle workers were Greek priest monks that came in the tenth century into the possession of Novgorod the Great, together with the first Orthodox missionaries. The ancient Novgorod chronicle reported the uncovering of the relics of the monk Series and Herman and transferred to the Novgorod 1163-1164. That was when I had the local glorification of the founders of the Valaam monastery and was the beginning of their Church worship. In 1819 the Holy Synod determined the day of memory of St. Sergius and St. Herman on June 28 (July 11).
Valaam monastery is currently not only a cultural and historical object, but also a cultural centre. Annually it is visited by over 100 thousand pilgrims and tourists.