Putin is no believer. On September 8, 2000, when asked by the American television journalist Larry King whether he believed in God, he replied: “I believe in people…” Moreover, as George Spruksts writes,
- “1) he lights menorahs when he worships at his local synagogue;
- “2) he has worshipped the mortal remains of Kin Il Sung in North Korea;
- “3) he has worshipped the mortal remains of Mahatma Gandhi;
- “4) he ‘believes not in God, but in Man’ (as he himself has stated);
- “5) he was initiated into an especially occult form of ‘knighthood’ (read: freemasonry) in Germany;
- “6) he has restored the communist anthem;
- “7) he has restored the bloody red rag as the RF’s military banner;
- “8) he has not removed the satanic pentagram from public buildings (including cathedrals);
- “9) he has plans of restoring the monument to ‘Butcher’ Dzerzhinsky [now fulfilled];
- “10) he has not removed the satanic mausoleum in Red Square nor its filthy contents.”
See : Sprukts, “Re: [paradosis] A Russian Conversation in English”, orthodoxtradition@ yahoogroups.com, 24 June, 2004.
Preobrazhensky points out that Putin “began his career not in the intelligence ranks but in the ‘Fifth Branch’ of the Leningrad Regional KGB, which also fought religion and the Church. Putin carefully hides this fact from foreign church leaders, and you will not find it in any of his official biographies… The myth of Putin’s religiosity is important for proponents of ‘the union’. It allows Putin to be characterized as some Orthodox Emperor Constantine, accepting the perishing Church Abroad under his regal wing. For his kindness we should be stretching out our arms to him with tears of gratitude…”
See : Preobrazhensky, KGB/FSB’s New Trojan Horse: Americans of Russian Descent, North Billerica, Ma.: Gerard Group Publishing, 2008, p. 97; KGB v russkoj emigratsii (The KGB in the Russian Emigration), New York: Liberty Publishing House, 2006, p. 102.
“For those who claim,” writes Professor Olga Ackerly, “that the ‘CIS is different from the USSR’ and Putin is a ‘practising Orthodox Christian’, here are some sobering facts. The first days and months Putin’s presidency were highlighted by the reestablishment of a memorial plaque on Kutuzovsky Prospect where Andropov used to live. The plaque was a symbol of communist despotism missing since the 1991 putsch, bearing Andropov’s name – a former head of the KGB, especially known for his viciousness in the use of force and psychiatric clinics for dissidents. On May 9, 2000, Putin proposed a toast to the ‘genius commander’ Iosif Stalin and promoted many former KGB officers to the highest state positions…
“Important to note is that the Eurasian movement, with ties to occultism, ecumenism, etc. was recently revived by Putin, and a Congress entitled ‘The All-Russian Political Social Movement’, held in Moscow in April of 2001, was ‘created on the basis of the Eurasist ideology and inter-confessional [sic!] harmony in support of the reforms of President Vladimir Putin.’ The movement is led by Alexander Dugin, a sexual mystic, National Bolshevik Party member, son of a Cheka cadre, personally familiar with the so-called ‘Black International’, advisor to the State Duma, and participant in Putin’s ‘Unity’ movement.”
See : Ackerly, “High Treason in ROCOR: The Rapprochement with Moscow”, pp. 21, 25.
Quoted from A HISTORY OF THE FALL OF ROCOR, 2000-2007, by Vladimir Moss
I don't think I am occultist in giving some gematria on a version of Putin's name:
And if anyone say that ASCII Code was not there in the days of St John on Patmos, God eternally knows all which was, is or will be in His creation, and His knowledge as present to us in one century is not cut off from the knowledge of the other centuries. To God revealing Himself on Patmos, computers were not a future thing. They are present to His regard as a present thing, whether he looked on them before creating, or on Patmos or some other time./HGL