Granma International, English Edition: "Reflections of Fidel
The Russian Orthodox Church
IT is a spiritual force. In the critical moments of Russian history it played an important role. When the Great Russian War began after the treacherous Nazi attack, Stalin turned to it in support of the workers and peasants that the October Revolution made owners of the factories and the land. When the USSR disintegrated, imperialism did not have an ally in that Church. For that reason, when His Eminence Vladimir Mijailovich Gundiav, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, visited our country in 2004, I proposed to him to build a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church as a monument to Cuban-Russian friendship."
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