Friday, September 26, 2008

St John of San-Francisco Can Be Appointed Patron of the Branch Of The KGB Of Russian Federation

The Union of Orthodox Citizens of Russia suggested to appoint St John of San-Francisco patron of Intelligence Service of Russian Federation. Their official statement was published on September 25 by "Interfax-Religion", the edition unofficially affiliated with the Department of External Church Relations of Moscow Patriarchate. It sounds like a mockery, considering the attitude of St.John to KGB and his actions to save Russian people in China from the Soviets.

The modern Intelligence Service of Russia was formed in 1991 after KGB was divided into two branches. On of the branches is Intelligence Service of Russian Federation, another one is presently called FSB (Federal Service of [State] Security). St Alexander Nevsky was suggested as patron of FSB.