Russian True-Orthodox Church (Vyacheslav)
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RUSSIAN TRUE-ORTHODOX CHURCH Archdiocese of North America - RTOC AdNA For virtually all centuries of its history, the Orthodox Church in Russia had been playing an important stabilizing and consolidating role, especially in the times of critical cataclysms. In the years of the Civil War it also didn’t take side of any of the belligerents; Patriarch and the Holy Synod were fighting for putting an end to the fratricidal discord and obsession with political passions, advocating tolerance and love of fellow men.
In the first decade of the Soviet State’s existence the attempts of the civil authorities to subdue the Orthodox Church, take it under total control, and turn into “an appendage of the state apparatus