NEW YORK: November 7, 2012
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Sends a Letter to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

To the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the
Russian Federation
Alexander Bastrykin

Much-Esteemed Alexander Ivanovich:

I send my heartfelt greetings to you along with my wishes for God’s help in your work.
With this letter I inform you that the “Appeal to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation” from Vladimir Lavrov was reviewed during a session of the Synod of Bishops held on October 21 of this year, and its initiative was given approval. Mr Lavrov, the renowned Russian historian, has brought forth clear evidence of the extremist and terrorist viewpoints, declarations and actions of Lenin before and after the October Revolution. The Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia expresses hope that the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, on this basis, will in the near future issue a corresponding legal assessment to the statements and actions of the “leader of the revolution,” whose activity cost the Russian people millions of lives.

Respectfully,
+ Hilarion,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
October 24, 2012.

 


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