Author: Pavel Korobov
(By Pavel Korobov. Kommersant, Feb. 2, 2009, p. 4. Complete text:) Kirill, the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Rus, was enthroned yesterday at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. More than 5,000 people came to watch Metropolitan Kirill ascend the patriarchal throne. “There have never been this many people inside the Cathedral of Christ the Savior,” a priest commented to Kommersant. Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, the head of the Russian imperial house, had flown in from Madrid to attend the ceremonies...