InterFax | Moscow | Nov. 11 2008
The Union of Orthodox Citizens offers to celebrate the 90th anniversary of World War I nationally
The Union of Orthodox Citizens has offered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the end of World War I on November 11.
“This war gave an example of self-sacrifice of Russian people for deep Orthodox values, and an example of considered national life,” the head of the Union Moscow division Kirill Frolov told Interfax-Religion.
According to him, this was a patriotic war for Russia as “our country offered a sacrifice to save Orthodox peoples of Serbia and Greece.” According to Frolov, those who perished in the war could be considered “martyrs.”
Besides, the Union representative said this date should be celebrated nationally “to realize who, why and what for stole victory from Russia, as this victory would have settled our country’s historic, geopolitical and civilizational tasks.”
“People who betrayed faith and Motherland, who took “thirty pieces of silver” from German General Headquarters to stop Russia, people whose hand are in blood of new martyrs – the Bolsheviks – should be finally condemned, even though posthumously, as criminals,” the interviewee of the agency thinks.
Streets of Russian cities should be named after “heroes of World War I instead of the traitors,” he went on to say.
The Union Head urged to realize that “Bolsheviks would have done nothing if our people hadn’t had a crisis of faith, a “collapse” of churchism and morals.”
“We need a powerful, missionary active Church not to allow the same again,” Frolov believes.