Putin compared communism with Christianity, and the mausoleum — vault relics

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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.

«Maybe I’ll say something that someone may not like it, but I will say this, I think. First, faith has always accompanied us, she was strengthened when our country, our people was especially hard. Was such very hard during the Soviet time, when he killed the priests, destroyed temples. But at the same time creating a new religion. Communist ideology, it is very akin to Christianity, in fact: freedom, equality, brotherhood, justice — all laid out in Scripture, it’s all there. And code of the Builder of communism? It’s sublimation, it’s just such a primitive is an excerpt from the Bible, nothing new has been invented,» Putin said in an interview for the film «Balaam», an excerpt of which was shown in the program «Vesti Nedeli» on TV channel «Russia 1».

The Russian President has compared the attitude of Communists to Lenin with the veneration of saints in Christianity. «Look, put Lenin in the mausoleum. How is this different from the relics of the saints for Orthodox Christians, but just Christians? When I say that no, in Christianity there is no such tradition, well no, Athos go and see there the relics of the saints there, and we have here also the Holy relics», — said Putin.

«In fact, nothing new then the power does not come up, it just adapted by their ideology that humanity has already invented», — said the Russian leader.

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