Why Patriarch Kyrill Was Called "Tobacco Metropolitan"

Many Westerners know little about the new Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Father Kirill. Many Russians know him as a great orator and a host of a weekly TV show “Pastor’s Word.” However, very few know that Kirill (Vladimir Gundyaev by passport), a billionaire (worth 4 billion -jh) and a former KGB operative, made his fortune in tobacco, alcohol, and oil sales. . . MORE

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