The ‘Mother-Russia’ cult

Now Patriarch of Moscow of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill sits below an image of Soviet butcher Vladimir Lenin. It has been said that the hand gesture Kirill is making here and many other VIPs make during photo ops is kabbalistic in nature as a signal to other initiates.

*Editor’s note: This is not an endorsement of Lyndon H. LaRouche. Jr. or his publication Executive Intelligence Review (EIR).

By Lyndon LaRouche Jr.
June 14, 1983 Anno Domini

Early Russia was a group of Slavic subjects under rule of marauding Normans, and a persisting, endemic military nuis­ance to Byzantium. One of the counter-measures Constanti­nople deployed in the effort to bring these tribes under control was the manufacture of synthetic forms of nominal Christi­anity. According to a more or less credible account, the nominal conversion of a ruler of Kiev, Vladimir, in 988 A.D., brought Kiev Rus under more or less efficient control of Byzantium. The culture of Russia is “genetically ” Byzan­tine to the present day.

Authoritative accounts show that the particular form of Gnostic pseudo-Christianity cooked up for the Russians was manufactured by Hesychastic cults then based at the “Holy Mountain” complex of monasteries in the region of Greece known since ancient times as Mount Athos. [The Hesy­chasts, who have been hegemonic in the Russian Orthodox Church since the 14th century, taught that union with God could only be achieved by complete withdrawal from the world. Their practice included meditating in a bent-over po­sition contemplating their navels and hyperventilating to achieve the appropriate mental state.] The pagan-religious matrix used for this concoction is the most easily recognized by classical scholars as the “Great Mother” cult, of the type associated with Cybele and Dionysius—or with an early form of the Isis-Ishtar cult, the Shakti-Siva phallus cult of pre­ Vedic India. It is of the same general character as the “blood and soil” cult adopted by the Nazis.

The cult is an “earth-goddess” cult of worship of the Holy Soil of Mother Russia, and the collective will of the Russian people as an expression of a population sprung from this Holy Soil. This sort of pagan belief has had nasty consequences wherever it has occurred. It depicts mankind as a “child of nature” in approximately the same terms of reference as did Hesiod; today, we should term it radically Malthusian. What the Hesychasts superimposed upon this was their own con­templative mysticism.

The first recorded inklings of the appearance of the “Third Rome” prophecy appeared in Russia, according to EIR re­searchers, in the aftermath of the ecumenical Council of Florence (1439 A.D.), to which the Russian Orthodox Church responded with hateful rejection of the unification, denounc­ing both Roman Catholicism and Paleologue Constantinople. After the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople, the tendency toward a “Third Rome” doctrine by the Russian Orthodox Church increased, and the first explicit form of the prophecy that the Caesar (Czar) of Holy Rus would rule the Third and Final Roman Empire appeared in 1510, sweeping through Russia during the 16th century.

MOSCOW, USSR—Lenin Birthday celebration. Yuri Andropov addresses birthday celebration at the Palace of Congresses April 22, 1983, with the profile of Lenin in the background. Leonid Brezhnev and Constantin Chernenko, Soviet aide to Brezhnev is also present.

The title of “Czar” first appeared with the second period of the reign of Ivan IV (“The Terrible “), and was resumed on the orders of the Russian Orthodox Church with the creation of the Romanov dynasty.

Czar Peter I attempted to rid Russia of these Byzantine cults in the process of his ” Westernizing ” of Russia. As Czar, he could control the hierarchy of the Church, but not the hordes of Old Believers (Raskol’niki), who have continued to haunt Russia’s modernizing efforts to the present day (in one guise or the other). The revival of serfdom under Eliza­beth and Catharine, and the unleashing of the Pan-Slavic movement by the Venetian agent-of-influence, Prince Po­temkin, destroyed the greater part of Peter’s accomplish­ments.The fresh, large-scale work of Westenizing, by Czar Alexander II, was slowed by his assassination, and went up in flames in the 1905 Revolution.

Exemplary of the Mother Russia cult’s impact during the 19th century are Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, the Nihilists, the Russian Populists, the Pan-Slavic resurgencies, and much of the strata which went into the Mensheviks and Bolsheviks.

The period of invasions and civil wars after 1917, the virtual civil war of the collectivization, the cordon sanitaire against Bolshevik Russia during the 1920s, the crisis of the Great Purges of the 1930s, the devastation of the new World War, and the postwar environment past the death of Stalin, not only cut Russia off from healthy Westernizing influences, but strengthened the adversary environment reinforcing Rus­sian xenophobia.

The reality, that churches and large sections of the pop­ulation had aided the Nazi invasion, impelled Stalin to make a pact with the Church, at the Moscow Cathedral of St. Basil’s, in 1943. Although the Church hierarchy (such as it was) had been integrated into the Soviet secret-police appa­ratus since 1927-28, Stalin’s program, from 1943 onward, made the Church and the symbology of the Mother Russia cult an instrument of state policy in a new way. From that point on, the war became a “Great Patriotic War” fought against the German transgressor of the soil of Mother Russia.

During the immediate postwar period, Stalin made the first overt effort to exploit the Third Rome mythology, by an effort to move the Patriarch of Constantinople to Moscow,­ an attempt blocked by strenuous efforts of President Harry Truman. On the surface, at least, it appears that this trend was opposed under Khrushchev, although EIR is not yet prepared to offer judgment on this period.

Over the middle 1960s, recognizably “Marxist” philos­ophy lost efficient grip in the shaping of Soviet policies, except as part of the institutions left over from preceding periods. Pragmatism took over, and it appears that the Rus­sian Church began to accelerate its influence over the popu­lation. By 1972, the drift toward a Third Rome policy-para­digm in Soviet foreign policy was sufficiently evident, that the author and his associates elaborated and published a re­view of these features of “detente”, which we entitled “The New Constantinople” hypothesis. During the 1970s, the in­fluence of the Church accelerated, together with increasing relative emphasis on the “cover” of the Church in foreign operations.

We of EIR do not believe that it is the KGB’s hierarchy of the Russian Orthodox Church which has caused the resurgence of the Old Russia mysticism within the Russian population. Rather, the Church has provided a religious form of socialized political expression for a deep, resurgent By­zantine mysticism transmitted from generation to generation over more than a thousand years. What Church officials of the KGB hierarchy represent as a base today is a portion of the population substantially more than double the numbers of the Soviet Communist Party.

Under the conditions shaped by the back-channel nego­tiations since 1957, this organized expression of the old Mother Russia culture not only increased its significance as a political force but, under conditions produced by back-channel oper­ations, forced the resurgence of Mother Russia ideology into the direction of reviving the Third Rome ideology as well.

Excerpted from Yuri Andropov: ‘Czar of Holy Mother Russia’?


  1. Harold Wallace Rosenthal Interview 1976
    To your knowledge, are the Jews in Russia really persecuted or are they given any kind of freedom? To which he said: “Most Jews throughout the world I’d say more than 90%, know what is really happening to our people. We have communication unequalled anywhere. It is only the jerks, the ignorant and misinformed and degenerates who can find peace in your society and you bastards hide your sins by donning sheep’s clothing. You are the hypocrites not the Jews, as you say and write about. To answer your question in Russia, there are two distinct governments one visible and the other invisible. The visible is made up of different nationalities, whereas the invisible is composed of ALL JEWS. The powerful Soviet Secret Police takes its orders from the invisible government. There are about six to seven million Communists in Soviet Russia, 50% are Jews and 50% are gentiles, but the gentiles are not trusted. The Communist Jews are united and trust each other, while the others spy on one another. About every five to six years the secret Jewish Board calls for the purge of the party and many are liquidated. When asked “why”? he said: “Because they begin to understand too much about the Jewish secret government. Russian Communists have a Secret Group Order which consists of Jews only. They rule over everything pertaining to the visible government. It was this powerful organization that was responsible for the secret removal of the center of Communism to Tel Aviv from where all instructions now originate.”
    Does our government and the United Nations have knowledge of this? He replied: “The United Nations is nothing but a trap-door to the Red World’s immense concentration camp. We pretty much control the U.N.” When asked why the Communist destroy the middle class or educated and their entire families when they invade a country Mr. Rosenthal replied:

    “It is an established rule to destroy all members of pre-existing government, their families and relatives, but never Jews. They destroy all members of the police, state police, army officers and their families but never Jews. You see, we know when a government begins to search for the Communists within its borders they are really attempting to uncover Jews in their area. We’er not fooled! The invisible rulers in the Communist countries have a world control over the propaganda and the governments in free countries. We control every media of expression including newspapers, magazines, radio and television. Even your music! We censor the songs released for publication long before they reach the publishers. Before long we will have complete control of your thinking.

  2. This quote by Trotsky highlights how those of Jewish heritage felt about those of European blood. “England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases.” It has been estimated that 13 million Europeans were exterminated during this period and almost all of the positions of power were in the hands of Jews. Trotsky advocated a ‘Permanent Karl Marx Revolution’ that facilitated the ‘revolutionary holocaust’ revealed by Marx. Funded by Jacob Schiff and Max Warburg, Trotsky was the preferred candidate of the international Jewish bankers.

  3. Captain Rosinsky of the Polish Army, in 1918, caught by a squad of Russian communists. The bolshevik leader, renegade Warsaw Jew Berson, commissar of the Red Army, is encouraging his squad to cut Rosinsky’s genitals cut off with a wood saw and drive a sharpened branch into his bowels. Rosinsky’s head is blackened from the fire underneath him, and his hands are burned from trying to push away from the fire.
    Photo of Rosinsky’s torture.

  4. Looks like the Jews have total control in Russia of the Media,Internet and education when they vote this way, if the poll is not rigged that is.Everywhere, worldwide seems to have a surfeit of Holohoax Museums,what a crooked World we Live in and its been like that along time.

    In 1865 the Jewish Rabbi RZEICHORN, made a speech in Prague.
    The speech was published 11 years later by Sir John Radcliff, who was assassinated shortly after its publication and it became almost extinct for years. Here are a few passages;
    “With Gold one can buy the most upright consciences, with Gold one can fix the value of every stock, the price of every merchandise, one can loan it to states that afterwards one holds at ones mercy.
    “Already the principle banks, the stock exchanges throughout the world, the loans to all governments are in our hands.
    “The other great power is the press. By ceaselessly repeating certain ideas, the press in the end makes them considered as truths. The Theatre renders similar services, every where theatre and press follow our directives. By an indefatigable campaign in favour of the democratic form of government, we will divide the Gentiles amongst themselves in political parties, we shall thus destroy the unity of their nations, we will sow the seeds of discord. Powerless they will have to accept the laws of our bank, always united, always devoted to our cause.
    “The possession of land has always procured influence and power. In the name of social justice and equality, we will divide the great properties; we will give small fragments to the peasents who desire it with all their heart, But who will soon be indebted to us by the very exploitation of these properties. Our capital will enable us to be the real masters.
    “Let us use all force to replace the circulation of gold by that of paper; our banks will absorb the gold, and we shall decide what then what value the paper money will have, this will make us masters of every mans existence.
    “We will promise to the workers salaries they have never dared to dream of, but we will also heighten the price of all necessities, so much so that our profits will be even greater.
    “By our jokes and attacks we will render their priests ridiculous and eventually odius, their religion as ridiculous, as odius as their priests. We shall become the masters of their souls.
    But above all, let us get control of education, of the schools. By them we will spread the ideas that are useful to us, and we will mold the childrens brains as we wish”.

    Stalin tops Putin in Russian poll of greatest historical figures.2016

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