This is a purely political project with a view to spread the impact of its own through the so-called Kremlin Russian world

"Strengthening the limited anti-Bolshevism"
Tsigankov "reunion 2-Russian Orthodox Church itself has a direct bearing on the religious situation in Belarus. At least as a member of the Belarusian Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church. What impact this event may have to religious affairs in Belarus? "
Mackiewicz: "It is necessary to distinguish between the two planes of the association — canonical, that relates only to the Orthodox Church — and political, which I am prepared to consider. Anything decent for Belarusian believers in such association is not. Russian Orthodox Church abroad more archaic than the ROC Metropolitan Patriarchate. It was formed when the Church did not recognize differences between Belarusians, Ukrainians and Russians. For them it was a single Russian-Orthodox community.
As you know, Orthodox Church always so tightly intertwined with the state that the management is almost always carried out in coordination with the municipal administration. Belarusian Orthodox Church does not coordinate their actions with our municipal governance and management listens to Moscow. So it was, and remains so. "
Rudkovskii: "It seems that this association will mean more limited forces inside the Russian Orthodox Church, but with one amendment. Hitherto limited forces in the church sympatyzavali left politicians such as Zyuganov. Zabugornye But Orthodox Church supports the anti-Bolshevik conservatism.
There will be more attention paid to critical reassessment of Russian past, will be a tendency of mental de-Sovietization of Russian Orthodoxy, and accordingly, the Belarusian Exarchate. "
"It will only complicate the path Belarusian church autonomy"
Tsigankov "What this event may affect the possible acquisition of autonomy Belarusian Orthodox Church?"
Mackiewicz: "I think it will only complicate the path Belarusian church autonomy. Autonomy now Orthodox churches can have a different shape. Optional canonical autocephaly. Think that the union is not very Russian Churches promotes this process . "
Rudkovskii: "I do not see a particular link. It seems, in the midst of the Belarusian Orthodox thought itself such association was generally perceived more positively than in Russia itself. There, as we know, this is some opposition — a significant part of the Orthodox opposed this "
Tsigankov: "Belarus — multi-confessional country, in what seems to be more than in Russia vserasprostraneny ideas mezhreligiynaga dialogue, ecumenism. How these ideas can influence association of Russian Orthodox churches? "
Rudkovskii: "Orthodoxy itself will be more different. After the experience of these western Russian Orthodox — other than the Orthodox countries of the former USSR. Different mentality, axiology.
And it will encourage dialogue inside the Orthodox Church itself. Ecumenism — this is just the state of religious dialogue and ecumenism can talk about the inside of one denomination. Maybe it will create the right atmosphere for dialogue with other Christian denominations. When Orthodox have to discuss with the Orthodox, to reflect their difference — then maybe it will go and dialogue with others. "
Mackiewicz: "Naturally, all believers will agree that we have one God, one salvation, and the source — the Bible — one. But the idea of unity of the Christian world should not be treated in the Macarena, and that management must one.
Christianity — is not an empire. We have one "driver" — Christ, and he does not have a Chancery in the world, which on its behalf, to rule over all. Because welcoming convergence of different faiths, we can not welcome the establishment of a control over all "
"This is a purely political project that has its own purpose of dissemination through exposure to the Kremlin so called" Russian world ".
Tsigankov: "On signing the deed of association was in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin. One says it is quite on the relationship of politics and religion, the Russian Orthodox Church was usually very closely ties to the Government. As from this point of view, one should appreciate this association? "
Rudkovskii: "From the standpoint of religious association is, of course, is a positive process. Any rapprochement Christians — with a plus sign.
But there may naklastsisya and political interests. As I read, this association will mean more limited, anti-Bolshevik wing, which is very much committed to the notions of Russian exceptionalism and greatness. Significant part of the current Russian political elite is very consistent. "
Mackiewicz: "This is a purely political project that has its own purpose of dissemination through exposure to the Kremlin so called" Russian world ". For a couple of years, there is the idea of revival of the empire, the impact on whole world through those Russian Orthodox living now everywhere. In this sense, Moscow sees itself again as "the third Rome".
This step is to unite the individual churches, which are derived from the root of the 1st and once separated for political reasons, has only a political sense. Behold the true believers it, will see it and they would be wary. "

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