In Russian history is full of secrets and mysteries, the mystery of the baptism of Rus are perhaps the most closed, the researchers say it is not the past, though it is not. Taboo! One would think, why? Although much of the event said: marked 1000 years of baptism, then the celebration of the delegation visited other churches, several conferences, books and compilations released theologians commemorative date … everything seems to have placed the point, what else?
The truth! It was not. And no.
After all, for Russia is an important issue — the baptism. Important, of course, not for a discussion of the "it was — there was not," and to understand the present and future of the country, he — point coordinates Russian historical and cultural space, where, in my view, a source of knowledge about themselves, about their country, about the nature Russian consciousness — what did it, west, east or otherwise, eurasian? Here, I searched and found the answer to why Russia became Russia, it saw the most exciting — how much has yet to be Russia.
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Russian science admits that he has no knowledge of the baptism of Kievan Rus, has only indirect data. Here, everything is unknown date and place of baptism, the patriarchs and the diocese in which language service was conducted by what rite conducted it. Not surprisingly, in the XVIII century Jesuit squad, invited to Moscow by Peter I, folded the myth of the baptism of Rus', associating it with the Greeks and Prince Vladimir the Red Sun. That is why the information about baptism seems to be and is, and is not — they are unreliable.
Jesuit myth that is known to all in school. We follow it in the arguments of the past, forgetting that the reality was very different, very, very far from the one that drew us to these policies on science.
To realize that the past is Russ invented, of course, is no easy task, but it must be done, for it is known, is the man to lie for the truth, he becomes the other — do not feel the darkness in which he lives. Therefore, does not seek the light! That is what is dangerous imposed a lie, it free of the Russian people made slaves, slaves of foreign interests. Or — the Slavs (slave), to use the terminology themselves Jesuits.
I admit, I clearly understood this, working on a new book, "The Turks and the world: the hidden history." Reading Nikolai Karamzin, and drew attention to the fact that the son of Vladimir the Red Sun, Yaroslav the Wise was married to a Catholic, the daughter of St. Olav. Sister of Yaroslav the Wise, Mary, was given for the Polish king, the daughter of Elizabeth — a Norwegian, daughter Anastasia — a Hungarian, and daughter Anna became the wife of King Henry I … Why? Interfaith marriages are prohibited Church. Then visited the idea, how did was actually baptized at Kiev Russia, if it began to rule the Catholics?
There is a distortion of the early Russian history … The false promise.
Intrigued by the topic, soon noticed there Jesuit hand, distinguished cautious reticence. A little unsaid. Slightly altered it. It turns out, a biography of Prince Vladimir in Russia do not know, some of its details are not overlooked. And he is a saint of the Roman church! For the baptism of Rus received from the Pope the title of "King". His name is Waldemar, to power in Kiev Prince led Catholics … There is something to think about, is not it? After all, the Romanovs to the kingdom they brought Catholics, staged in Moscow Russia confuse and split.
History of Princess Olga of Kiev, was also left unsaid. Slightly. Her real name was Helga. And she was a Catholic, as they made all the same list of the Holy Roman Church. It turns out, the Byzantine princess coined voyage: in real life, she had a relationship with the German Emperor Otto I the Great, which follows from the biography of the emperor. In Kiev Princess confessor after her baptism was Bishop Adalbert of Magdeburg.
Olga did not need to go to Constantinople and baptized there, waiting for her in the West to share the marriage bed … and faith!
It should be noted, the Byzantine church have long resisted the reckoning Helga-Olga-Helena canonized Orthodox saints. As well as Vladimir and other Russian princes, also Catholics. It turns out, no accident was a protest. Actually, the data of the world, not Russian, science shows, the Greeks were not involved in the baptism, the events in Kiev does not run on their scenario. Thus, in the XI century, the Greeks (for example, the writer and philosopher Psellus) named Russ pagan country.
Knowing this, otherwise I would have reacted to the legend of Andrew. Here is the same reticence that fundamentally changes the idea of Russia's past. On the Acts of the Apostles Andrew wrote in his "History …" Eusebius of Caesarea, the most authoritative writer early Middle Ages, and he wrote, referring to Origen and other earlier authors. Apostle, of course, traveled in the Dnieper, to the Slavs. Mythical journey, according to the author of the book "The Baptism of Rus', the German historian L. Muller, a historical anecdote, who went long on Russia. Permissiveness only inspired its creators, the Jesuits, who argued in his theory of Russian Slavs.
Kievan Rus' was not part of the Greek Church, the Byzantines, it was strange, as reported by the documents. Reject them hard. In the history of the Greek Church there are no data about the Baptism of Russia, it was the work of Catholic Bishops … Penetration of Catholics went to Kiev to Rome by a friend — a royal marriage and the subsequent introduction of the aristocratic strata of society. That was a waste reception, he led the Roman church leaders in the spiritual life, first in Western Europe, then East.
West asserted itself extraordinarily monotonous. But very productive. Kievan Rus fell because of internal strife, because the rulers professed some spiritual values, the people — the other. This separation was the result of baptism, or rather, no, not baptism, Catholics enslavement of the people of a foreign country an ideological weapon. And it does not advertise, and therefore needed the legend of the Slavs, the "Greek" Baptism of Rus.
And in Moscow Russia Christianity came through dynastic marriage, but later. This is — a mistake, as if the Russian Church to ancient history. Do not have such an ancient tradition of Orthodoxy! Its tradition is young and inexperienced, so the secular authorities have repeatedly broken its … Recall Split and the targeting of the Russian Orthodox Church, recall of serfdom, where the clergy played the role of gendarme … Here, in this message, the same trail of Rome, he points to the scale of the West's policy disinformation. Or — composing legends.
So, the marriage of Prince Ivan III of Moscow and Greek Princess Sophia Paleologos place, as you know, in 1472. But few people know that he initiated his Pope Paul II. It has its own history, it can be understood, but to understand that a religion was in Moscow Russia before the arrival of the Greek princess … Karamzin helped me sort out tangle.
According to the "official" version in Moscow was the Greek church authority. Only it is not. Not Greeks, and Horde Khan played defender of the Russian Church. For example, in 1313, its metropolitan Peter went to the Horde, and received from Khan Uzbek shortcut to conduct church affairs. Such labels get all former metropolitans of the text of the document: "The kings of old yakozhe labels they were given, and granted, and we are on the same path and the same labels complaining them, yes God bestow us", the text leads Karamzin, saying that Khan banned Rurikovich take tribute from the Church. Muscovy was a colony of the Horde, to pay tribute, therefore, policies led Khan. And no one else. Russian prince and clergy were subordinate to it.
But of Muscovy remembered and Rome, whose power extended to the Western Ukraine, the one that went to the Catholics after the collapse of Kievan Rus. The entire population of Russia became Christian, and with it the power of the Pope. Those who accepted, then called Slavs, or Ukrainians, finally, all confusing. So divided the people of Kievan Rus — on religious grounds, to rule over them. Since is a mutual, our single rejection of "Ukrainians" and "Katsap."
Ending the division of Kievan Rus, Rome began a new attack in the east, but prevented the invasion of Western Europe troops of Batu. Only chance saved if the Pope … Licked wounds, West continued to attack: Dad sent to Moscow by the Cardinal Bessarion (Greek, he converted to Catholicism), his emissary, the purpose of the visit — the bride.
In Rome, the papal palace, sat the niece of the former Byzantine emperor Zoe Paleologos, the ambassador was carrying her picture the Prince of Moscow, a widower, but most importantly, he explained in words. The bride is assigned, say, to another, but the wedding party of Prince can take place. That was a long time spent in the reception of the Catholic clergy women attach to the rulers of the Church of the Turkic countries. This happened with the Lombards, with the Burgundians, the British. True, those sent beauties, here's portrait looked so beautiful — puffy face of an old maid. Her appearance was disgusting. Like a frog. But nothing stopped Moscow, had long desired independence from the Horde.
Proposal to intermarry with Palaeologus Prince's liking, though, and required to comply with the formalities — the ruler of Muscovy was not a Christian! In his reply, he agreed to host the Latin archbishop, to create the conditions to him, and agreed to benefits to the Knights Templar, the people who come to Russia in the guise of merchants. In the letter he claims to have completely "obedience to the Roman Church."
June 1, 1472 in Rome, in the Basilica of Peter and Paul, the one royal marriage took place. True, in absentia. Groom at the wedding ceremony replaced the Russian ambassador. A whole month went congratulations from the capitals of Western Europe, then the bride was taken to Moscow. Here, the unexpected happened, the niece of the Byzantine emperor violated instructions of the pope. She was sent to Moscow as ambassador Church Scouting Rome, but it they did not. Christianity has changed! Baptized after the manner in which real husband. That faith is now called the Old Believers, or — Drevlepravoslaviem. In short, from Rome left Zoe Palaeologus, came to Moscow Sophia Palaeologus.
After the baptism of the couple reunited.
What was it — a game, a planned policy? Hard to say, but at the Sophia, which was the lot of power and only power, the Greeks went to Moscow, the clergy. After the fall of the Byzantine Empire, it was gone, the Greek Church was going through its dark days … so Moscow introduced to Christianity. Not taking it! Greeks to serve in the Russian churches were not allowed. And they began to build their temples.
The situation of those years in great detail described Fedor Ouspensky, authoritative and, in my opinion, the only eminent Russian historian, who managed to save face. According to him, the influx of Greeks (metropolitans, bishops, archimandrites, abbots) was great, they were rejected at home, looking at Russia ranks and profit. And found them. That is the power of black, standing behind Sophia Palaeologus, manageress of Moscow. Force calling itself the Russian, Christian, began to strangle the old faith. Under the rule of the prince's wife began to "collect" Russia on a new style.
"People from the outside" promoted Greek church, its superiority.
Feeble-minded … When Tsar Fyodor, when all the power into the hands of Boris Godunov, established the Russian Orthodox Church. Muscovites and then became Christians in 1589, it happened in the history of the country's most important event. Not before and not after. And it was so.
In 1586, Godunov invited to Moscow Antioch Patriarch Joachim, the second rank in the Greek Church, it was the first visit to Russia of such a high person. And the onset of overt bargaining. Kremlin wanted to create a branch in Russia the Greek Church, the Greeks sought only personal gain. After a year in Moscow was Greek Patriarch Jeremiah, the reason for the visit was miserable: get alms from the Russian Tsar to build the temple and at home in Istanbul. Greek church, so to speak, served under the stars. Her destitute, homeless, bought Russian, which was important to enter into a Christian family in Europe. But not by the Latin gate!
Followed by a series of negotiations, and Moscow-still bought the only commodity that was the Greeks — the name. And Russia has become a Christian, that is Russia. January 26, 1589 in the Kremlin chose the first Russian patriarch Job, protege of Boris Godunov. He was the fifth, the last in rank in the hierarchy of the patriarchs of the Greek Church.
Here two curious details. First — the Greeks signed an act of his election, not reading papers, indicating the hurry and indifference with which to create a new Church. The documents do not even translated into Greek! The second — in the list of the main parties do not have the Greek Church Patriarch of Kievan Rus, which, according to official Russian history, in the X century, the Greeks took baptism. Was Constantinople, Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and the fifth, the newly elected Russian patriarch. All.
The question of who represented the Greek church of Kievan Rus, hangs in the air. Only one possible answer — no.
Therefore the baptism of Russia surrounded by unfinished, and Russia — not knowing his past, his inability to explain and draw conclusions. Hence the endless reforms, which are already to stick, hence the woes of the people, to the poor who live in the richest country in the world. What is age drinking, lying, stealing from himself, and no huge reserves of oil, gold, forests do not help him, forgetful.
Moscow. July 2005.