In the publication, THE NEW SOVIET MAN issued on June 3/16, 1996 the following is mentioned:
" Materials unearthed from the KGB archives indicate that four of the six current permanent members of the Moscow Patriarchate Holy Synod are, or at least until recently were, KGB agents: Patriarch Aleksii II (agent code-name "Drozdov"); Metropolitan Iuvenalii of Krutitsy ("Adament"); Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk, now Patriarch Kirill, ("Mikhailov"); and Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk ("Ostrovskii"). The head of the Patriarchate’s publications department, Metropolitan Pitirim of Volokolamsk ("Abbat"), was also revealed to be an agent.*
*Ogonek, 1992, nos. 18-19, p. 13. To date, the only Moscow Patriarchate bishop to publicly admit that he has served as a KGB agent has been Archbishop Khrizostom of Vilnius. See the interview with him in Moskovskii komsomolets, 30 November 1993, p. 2. Concerning the KGB’s extensive use of church funds to finance secret police operations, see the open letter of Fr. Gleb Yakunin to the Patriarch in Ekspress-khronika, 1994, no. 4, reprinted in Russian and CIS Today, 30 January 1994, pp. 64/22-29. According to the journalist Iurii Buida, monies from this so-called black cashbox may have been employed by the KGB to fund political assassinations. See Novoe Vremia, no. 5, pp. 50-51. (From End note 74, taken from Dunlop, John, "The Moscow Patriarchate As An Empire Saving Institution" Chap. 2 in "The Politics of Religion in Russia and the New States of Eurasia" Editor Michael Bourdeaux. M.E. Sharp Pub. 1995, Armonk, NY).
It should be stressed that an "agent" of the former KGB was considerably more than an informer, he or she was an active operative of the Committee for State Security [KGB], in effect a non-uniformed officer of that organization. (Dunlop, op. cit p. 30.)
From this evidence, we could reasonably conclude that the one part of the old Soviet Union which survived the fall of Communism relatively intact was the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church
. While leaders of many Communist Party units and Soviet institutions were replaced after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Church leadership remained in place unchanged. How tragic to see that those men, put in place by a Communist Party whose aim was the destruction of the Christian Church, have remained there and, if anything, acquired even more power and influence in Russia today, for we see them featured prominently in the Russian media, occupying positions in the Duma, and meeting with the President of Russia, while enjoying far more respect than they had in the past. Orthodox Christians must be very careful not to be misled by the fact that these men wear the clothes of Orthodox bishops, are called by ancient and honorable titles, and occupy the sees of Saints of the Church. They were appointed by the Communists to serve their ends, they were agents of the KGB, they are at best careerists who would sell themselves to the KGB for advancement in a secure job, and at worst they are themselves convinced atheists who viewed the Church as something to subvert. They are indeed examples of the "new man" created by Communism - a man without moral sense or values,
but they are in no sense the "new men" our Lord Jesus Christ intended His Church to create — men who deny themselves even unto death to obey God. "
It's important to keep in mind that today's Moscow Patriarchate was founded by the Russian Government as a department of the KGB, and despise the change of names and policies in state institutions, the Moscow Patriarchate is the sole soviet State Institution that remained virtually unchanged. The new ROCOR under the authority of the Moscow Patriarchate is also lead by "new men" endorsed by the Russian President, and appointed by officials of the Moscow Patriarchate, with previous approval of agent Mikhailov aka Patriarch Kirill.
The same tactics of infiltration and espionage continue to be used by the Russian Government via the Moscow Patrachate, after the fall of communism, according to countless official reports, like the Report Prepared at the Request of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations by the United States Information Agency June 1992, which is available online:http://intellit.muskingum.edu/russia_folder/pcw_era/index.htm#Contents
The Moscow Patriarchate is one of the most evil, and dreadful phalanges of the Russian Government, and now that the fortress of communism has "fallen", the Moscow Patriarchate is unleashed to act all round the world.
His allegations are not mere allegations, they are facts, and I'm glad he had the courage to reveal some of the things happening in that organization and the true nature of the MP.