The head of the Russian Orthodox Church cautioned against one-sided commemorations of the centenary of the Russian Revolution.
“It is important to avoid overstating or forgetting the heroism of
our people, all those good things that happened in the past years, as
well as understating or retouching the troubles and confusion that our
motherland went through after 1917,” Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said on
December 22, according to an Interfax report.
A lesson of the Revolution is that a “society built on opposing God
and his eternal moral law is destined to self-destruction,” he added.
“One should remember that today, when attempts are being made in some
countries to build people’s life and the system of public relations
while marginalizing religion.”