By Expertmus | Rublev Museum LiveJournal
January 3, 2012 Anno Domini
A well-known Russian writer commented on the New Year’s greetings of the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who called on the “Dragon” to help himself and Russian citizens …
From the editor . Recall that the famous Orthodox writer Vladimir Krupin was not included in the composition of the Patriarchal Council for Culture, approved at the meeting of the Holy Synod on July 26, 2010, in connection with his sharp assessment of the ecumenical statement of the head of the DECR, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, that the dialogue between Orthodox and Catholics advances because “times and people have changed”, which the Russian writer regarded as apostasy, because, in his opinion, it smacks of Protestantism and removes us from Christ: http://expertmus.livejournal.com/57270.html
On December 31, 2011, Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian citizens on the New Year and wished them well-being and prosperity in the New Year.
The website of the Government of Russia published the text of his congratulations, part of which caused extreme bewilderment among Orthodox Christians. “By the way, the coming year is the year of the Dragon according to the Eastern calendar,” Putin said. – I was born just in the year of the Dragon. As a rule, these are the good times we have always had. I hope that this time the Dragon will bring good luck, well-being and prosperity to every Russian family, to all our citizens.”
This strange passage from the Russian Prime Minister’s New Year’s congratulatory speech to the Russkaya Narodnaya Liniya news agency was commented by the well-known Russian writer, co-chairman of the Writers’ Union of Russia Vladimir Krupin:
“With this statement, Vladimir Putin demonstrated, if not maliciousness, then complete ignorance. It is not clear who writes these speeches to him, and why he himself is not aware of what he says to his fellow citizens?!
It is extremely strange that the man whom we have seen so many times praying and being baptized in the temple of God, called for help not God, but the Dragon, i.e. satan. This is some kind of wild paganism, some kind of complete occultism. But he could say how symbolic the year 2012 can be for us, because 12 is a wonderful apostolic number. He could say how symbolic it is that the new year begins on Sunday, i.e. from Sunday service, etc. It would be in Russian and Orthodox.
I feel very sorry for Putin and those who write his speeches. It is obvious that these people are in the devil’s captivity and reproduce the corresponding messages. Our Prime Minister and the future President were set up very well and a lot of votes of Russian citizens were taken away.
Thank God that the Lord does not leave us, and we are still living, despite the rampant madness and Satanism in the world and our country ….”
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