Putin said that communism is “akin to Christianity,” and compared the body of Lenin in the mausoleum with the relics of saints

Putin: put Lenin in the mausoleum — how is this different from the relics of saints Orthodox

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Russian President Vladimir Putin compared communism with Christianity, and the mausoleum of Vladimir Lenin – with the veneration of the relics of the saints. He told this in an interview for the film “Balaam”, quotes of which were published by the TV channel “Russia 1”.

According to the President, the Orthodox faith is always accompanied by the Russians, and during the “hard atheist”, when he killed the priests and destroyed the temple, created a new religion.

“Communist ideology is very akin to Christianity, actually. Liberty, fraternity, equality, justice are laid down in the Scriptures, it’s all there. And the code of builders of communism? It’s sublimation, it’s a simple excerpt from the Bible, there is nothing new came up. Lenin was put in a mausoleum – how is this different from the relics of the saints for Orthodox Christians, but just Christians?” he said.

Putin added that when talking about the absence of such a tradition in the Christian world, he offers to go to Athos to watch the relics of saints.

“That is, in fact, nothing new then the power does not come up, it just adapted by their ideology that humanity has already invented”, he concluded.

Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) – a revolutionary, organizer of the October revolution of 1917, the Bolshevik leader, the first leader of the Soviet Union. He died in 1924, and since then his body lies in the mausoleum on red square in Moscow.

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