The leader of the church warned the end of the world is near
He said the only hope was that people could work together to avoid “the abyss of the end of history”.But the 71-year-old did not specify which threats had triggered his doom-laden prophecy.Mr Kirill became Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2009.In 2013 he caused controversy after saying the legal recognition of same-sex marriage was “ a very dangerous sign of the apocalypse”
Fatima: “The dominate element of Fatima is Russia – Russia and Fatima are one.” The Bishop of Fatima
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian navy conducted major war games near Alaska involving dozens of ships and aircraft, the military said Friday, the biggest such drills in the area since Soviet times.
Russia’s navy chief, Adm. Nikolai Yevmenov, said that more than 50 warships and about 40 aircraft were taking part in the exercise in the Bering Sea, which involved multiple practice missile launches.
“We are holding such massive drills there for the first time ever,” Yevmenov said in a statement released by the Russian Defense Ministry.
It wasn’t immediately clear when the exercises began or if they had finished.
You people in turn do not feel a sense of the impending danger – this is what worries me. How do you not understand that the world is being pulled in an irreversible direction? While they pretend that nothing is going on. I don’t know how to get through to you anymore.
Yevmenov emphasized that the war games are part of Russia’s efforts to boost its presence in the Arctic region and protect its resources.
“We are building up our forces to ensure the economic development of the region,” he said. “We are getting used to the Arctic spaces.”
The Russian military has rebuilt and expanded numerous facilities across the polar region in recent years, revamping runways and deploying additional air defense assets.
Russia has prioritized boosting its military presence in the Arctic region, which is believed to hold up to one-quarter of the Earth’s undiscovered oil and gas. Russian President Vladimir Putin has cited estimates that put the value of Arctic mineral riches at $30 trillion.
Russia’s Pacific Fleet, whose assets were taking part in the maneuvers, said the Omsk nuclear submarine and the Varyag missile cruiser launched cruise missiles at a practice target in the Bering Sea as part of the exercise.
The maneuvers also saw Onyx cruise missiles being fired at a practice target in the Gulf of Anadyr from the coast of the Chukchi Peninsula, it added.
As the exercise was ongoing, U.S. military spotted a Russian submarine surfacing near Alaska on Thursday. U.S. Northern Command spokesman Bill Lewis noted that the Russian military exercise is taking place in international waters, well outside U.S. territory.
Lewis said the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command were closely monitoring the submarine. He added that they haven’t received any requests for assistance from the Russian navy but stand ready to assist those in distress.
It cited former Russian navy’s chief of staff, retired Adm. Viktor Kravchenko, as saying that by having the submarine surface in the area the navy may have wanted to send a deliberate signal.
“It’s a signal that we aren’t asleep and we are wherever we want,” RIA Novosti quoted Kravchenko as saying.
The presence of Russian military assets in the area caused a stir for U.S. commercial fishing vessels in the Bering Sea on Wednesday.
“We were notified by multiple fishing vessels that were operating out the Bering Sea that they had come across these vessels and were concerned,” U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow said Thursday.
The Coast Guard contacted the Alaskan Command at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, which confirmed the ships were there as part of a pre-planned Russian military exercise that was known to some U.S. military officials, he said.
The Russian military has expanded the number and the scope of its war games in recent years as Russia-West relations have sunk to their lowest level since the Cold War after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, and other crises.
Patriarch Kirill has close links with Vladimir Putin
Patriarch Kirill, a top advisor to the Russian leader, urged humanity to come together to save the world in his shock warning.He told worshippers at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the centre of Russian capital Moscow the coming apocalypse was “already visible to the naked eye”.The head of the Orthodox church said: “Today is not the time to rock the boat of human passions. Today is the time to rally all healthy forces.”That’s why the church, art, culture, our writers, scientists – all those people who love the Motherland – should come together because we are entering a critical period in human civilisation.”
The leader of the church warned the end of the world is near
He said the only hope was that people could work together to avoid “the abyss of the end of history”.But the 71-year-old did not specify which threats had triggered his doom-laden prophecy.Mr Kirill became Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church in 2009.In 2013 he caused controversy after saying the legal recognition of same-sex marriage was “ a very dangerous sign of the apocalypse”.
Patriarch Kirill urged countries to unite
Under Mr Kirill the Church has close ties with the Russian state under Vladimir Putin.In 2014 he backed expanding Russia’s power in Crimea and eastern before the invasion.Mr Kirill has also led the Russian Orthodox church to a close relationship with Mr Putin over social and cultural issues.This is not the first time he has urged countries to unite.
Do not underestimate what is at stake.
As USA’s elite media warn Americans about the dangers of Russian Facebook trolls and election interference, Vladimir Putin has been preparing a speech and a nuclear slideshow to unveil to his citizens their country’s advanced military capabilities.
Think about this for a minute. USA media spends endless hours warning American about Russian “Facebook troll farms” while ignoring the real growing military threat posed by Russia that could actually result in millions of people dying. It’s just unbelievable and it makes one cry out and wonder: “Where is Walter Cronkite when our country needs him?”…Where are the grown ups?
Putin Defends Christian culture: “We see in United States, that they are taking the way where they deny their own roots, including their Christian roots which form the basis of Western Civilization. Faith in God is equal to faith in Satan.”
WHY LIBERALS HATE PUTIN SO MUCH
A break down of the western mainstream media cover-up of Vladimir Putin warning journalists of war. The Russian president met with foreign journalists at the conclusion of the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on June 17th, and left no one in any doubt that the world is headed down a course which could lead to nuclear war.