Interview with Boris Falikov

Boris Falikov, an analyst from the Centre for Comparative Research of Religion at the Russian State University of Humanities, shared with RT his views on re-unification of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Russia Today: The two churches have finally been re-united after nearly 90 years of separation. Why did it take them so long to come together?

Boris Falikov: The Russian Orthodox Church Abroad was proclaimed by those people who actually escaped from Russia after the October revolution and it was rather hostile to the Bolshevik regime. So they decided to proclaim this Church Outside of Russia and it happened in the very beginning of the 1920s. Then, after 1927 when Metropolitan, later Patriarch, Sergius I, issued the declaration of the Church