Kirill I Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus'
Kirill or Cyril
Secular name: Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev; Russian: Владимир Михайлович Гундяев.
The Holy Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus' (Russian: Святе́йший Патриарх Московский и всея Руси) is the supreme religious spiritual figure in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus' is also the ruling bishop of the diocese of the Moscow City. In addition, in his direct supervision are monasteries and cathedrals.
Prior to becoming Patriarch, Kirill was Archbishop (later Metropolitan) of Smolensk and Kaliningrad beginning on 26 December 1984; and also Chairman of the Orthodox Church's Department for External Church Relations and a permanent member of the Holy Synod beginning in November 1989.
Protection of traditional moral valuesHis Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated G.A. Zyuganov on his 70th birthday.
Chairman of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation G.A. Zyuganov
Dear Gennady Andreevich!
I heartily congratulate you on this significant date.
As one of the most famous politicians in modern Russia, you seek to take care of the well-being of the people and protect traditional moral values.
I hope that in the future your fruitful activity will contribute to the promotion of socially significant initiatives and the moral transformation of society.
I wish you good health, peace and help from above in all good deeds and undertakings.
I consider it fair to honor you with the Order of "Glory and Honor," III degree.
+KIRILL, PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA
Поздравление Святейшего Патриарха Кирилла
Г.А. Зюганову с 70-летием со дня рождения
26 июня 2014 г.