July 5, 2020 Anno Domini
Translated from the Russian
On July 3, the confessor of the Sredneuralsky nunnery, a former schema-abbot (he was deprived of his dignity on the same day by the decision of the diocesan court “in connection with the violation of the priestly oath, monastic vows and sacred canons”) Sergiy Romanov published another video message, where anti-Semitic rhetoric occupied a key place.
This time, his target was the Chabad movement, which he immediately called a “fascist sect” (later also noting that “80,000 fascist Chabadists took all the peoples of the world in an iron grip, communicating directly with Satan through the Talmud, Kabbalah, the Internet) and Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar. In full accordance with the classic anti-Semitic clichés about “Jews ruling Russia/the whole world” Sergius argued that Lazar and his entourage “rule Russia, give instructions to President Putin and Patriarch Kirill for the collapse of Russia and the church.”
He also accused the representatives of the Chabad movement of intending to “drag Russia into a civil war with neighbouring peoples—to take away the territories of the neighboring peoples that belonged to the Russian Empire” and ultimately to start World War III. The ex-schema-goumen accused the Hasidim of wanting the death of 90 per cent of the world’s population, “so that 1 billion remain, which they call” golden”.
He also once again called for a riot—the creation of a “people’s militia”, the convocation of a “local people’s council” to try the “traitors to Russia”, called the Russians to rise “For faith, the future Orthodox tsar and the fatherland”, and promised to “throw Kirill out of the ROC Gundyaev and his Talmudists, Kabbalists and Satanists ”.
In the two days that have passed since its publication, the appeal has received 121,420 views, 5300 likes and 1200 dislikes.