Tag: Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church

Buddhist Cossacks to Restore Tsarist-Era Unit to Fight in Ukraine

August 28, 2014

Staunton, August 28 – The traditionally Buddhist Kalmyks and ethnic Russians living among them have already sent numerous volunteers to fight for pro-Moscow groups in Ukraine, but now they propose to create an international Dzhungarian Regiment within the National Cossack Guard. As Kalmyk political expert Sanal Kuvakov told Nezavisimaya Gazeta’s Andrey Serenko, the tsarist-era “80th […]

Moscow Patriarchate’s Backing of Russian Aggression Undermining Russian Orthodox Church Everywhere

August 26, 2014

Staunton, August 25 – The more the Moscow Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church [ROC MP] supports Russian aggression in Ukraine, “the fewer chances this church will have for a future not only in Ukraine but also in Russia and in the entire world,” according to Yuri Chernomorets. The Kiev commentator notes that Patriarch Kirill […]