Moscow, January 14 – AIF-Moscow.
Vladimir Putin compared communism with Christianity, and the body of Vladimir Lenin in the mausoleum with the relics of saints. The President said in an interview for the film “Balaam”, an excerpt of which was shown on TV channel Russia 1.
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“Faith has always accompanied us. Communist ideology, it is very akin to Christianity, freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice – all founded in Scripture, — said Putin. — A code of the Builder of communism? It’s sublimation, it’s just such a primitive is an excerpt from the Bible, nothing new has come up”.
The President also compared the attitude of the adherents of Communist ideology to the leader with the worship of Christian saints. “Look, put Lenin in the mausoleum. How is this different from the relics of the saints for the Orthodox? When I say that no, in Christianity there is no such tradition, well no, Athos go, look there, the relics of the saints there, and we have here also the Holy relics,” — said the head of state.
Putin expressed the opinion that the Soviet authorities have not invented anything new, but only “adapted her ideology of what humanity has already invented”.
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