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Mon Jan 27, 2020, 07:47 AM

Outspoken Senior Russian Clergyman Dies Unexpectedly At 51

A high-ranking Russian clergyman known for his outspoken social and political commentary and wavering support for the government has died of unknown causes.

Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, 51, died on January 26 while sitting on a bench at the Church of Theodore the Studite at the Nikitsky Gate in Moscow where he was the rector, the press service of the Moscow Patriarchate told Russian media.

For years, Chaplin was a supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his administration’s policies. Lately, however, Chaplin had made critical statements targeting the country’s leadership. Most notable was his opposition to pension reform last year. In March, he took part in a rally against the government’s social and economic policies.

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Bestowing lavish gifts on the church’s hierarchy “is a manifestation of love, which is completely natural,” Chaplin said at a news conference in Stavropol on August 27, 2012.

https://www.rferl.org/a/outspoken-senior-russian-clergyman-dies-at-51/30398763.html

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:00 AM

1. Was he a tea lover?

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Response to Roland99 (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 08:05 AM

2. Yes. He was a requent visitor to the Russian Tea Room in N.Y.C.

That was also the habitat of Russian diplomats and known KBG agents. The tea is 'posed to be wonderful.
















Yes, its sarcasm.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 09:35 AM

3. small puncture wound ?

look carefully 😳

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Mon Jan 27, 2020, 10:12 AM

4. Read the entire article - the guy was a piece of work

He advocated for killing Russia's enemies living abroad. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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