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Patriarch Kirill: West Trying to "Reformat" Russia
Interfax ^ | 9/2/13

Posted on 09/02/2013 6:24:25 AM PDT by marshmallow

Smolensk, September 2, Interfax - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia insisted on Saturday that Russia defend its values against alleged Western attempts to make the country scrap them.

"Not formal sovereignty but real sovereignty - the ability to defend one's point of view in the international arena even if it doesn't coincide with the opinion of the most powerful of countries," Patriarch Kirill said at a meeting with students in Smolensk, where he is on a pastoral visit.

"Today there are many people in the world who are annoyed by our sovereignty," he said, citing one foreign politicians as saying, "To achieve peace throughout the world, we must reformat you."

"In other words, shape us to their liking," the patriarch said. He insisted on the use of what he argued are traditional Russian moral principles as the basis for upbringing Russian children.


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1 posted on 09/02/2013 6:24:25 AM PDT by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

The Lear Jet Leftists intend to form the core of a coming global Inner Party. All the world must submit to their edicts.


2 posted on 09/02/2013 6:32:52 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: marshmallow
The Evil has moved West, and wants to move East again.

We shall see.

3 posted on 09/02/2013 6:34:39 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marshmallow

It’s instructive, the Saudis do everything the American left is criticizing Russia for. The Saudis are brutal to women and might chop off the heads of a homo. There is no gay marriage. Iran hangs homos, etc.

Not a peep.


4 posted on 09/02/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: DesertRhino

Ironic isn’t it.


5 posted on 09/03/2013 7:18:23 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: marshmallow

Slava k svyateishy Rossii! Glory to Holy Russia!


6 posted on 09/03/2013 7:23:47 PM PDT by dfwgator
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