Expert on searches: Seeking out UOC saboteurs is easier than SBU traitors
Due to the lack of good news from the front, it is generated in the rear with the help of "dashing PR people in uniform," Mitrokhin noted.
Commenting on the SBU searches, historian, publicist and religious expert Nikolay Mitrokhin said that it is much easier to look for traitors in the UOC than to find traitors in its own ranks.
He wrote about this on his Facebook page.
“Looking for saboteurs in other people's beds at night, breaking down doors with a sledgehammer right off the bat is a ‘wonderful’ and ‘exciting’ experience. Much easier and more pleasant (albeit meaningless) than to figure out and disarm real traitors and saboteurs in one’s own ranks – dozens, if not hundreds,” Mitrokhin said.
Mitrokhin added that due to the lack of good news from the front, it is generated in the rear with the help of "dashing PR people in uniform."
“Looking for compromising evidence in church libraries and diocesan archives, or funds in church safes, is much safer and easier than opening the caches of ‘security firms’ or the financial records of numerous mafias that exist in almost every region of the country. Presenting half-naked people or confiscated children's Bibles and catechisms in Russian to the public is more fun than showing trophies from Svatovo or Kremennaya. More precisely, when there is no good news from the front, one can try to generate it from the rear. This is precisely what dashing PR people in uniform do,” he summed up.
As the UOJ reported earlier, the secretary of the Chernivtsi diocese spoke about the searches: “We were undressed and placed face to the wall.”