Leaning over the police barricade, the former KGB officer began to chat with the frum Jewish man who apparently is an immigrant from the former Soviet Union.
The man related the importance of the Kotel to the Jewish nation, and mentioned the Beis Hamikdash and Shlomo Hamelech who first built it.
"That's exactly the reason I came here (Western Wall in Jerusalem) - to pray for the Temple to be built again," Putin responded, according to a report on the Bechadrei Chareidim website.
"I wish you that your prayers will be received," the president added and warmly shook the man's hand. [SOURCE: "Putin's Chat at the Kotel"]
The "Great Transformation" appears to be nearing completion:
"Today the Soviet system can no longer seriously strive toward the spectre of Communism - but at the same time it cannot yet abandon the grandeur of its tasks, for otherwise it would have to answer for fruitless sacrifices which are truly innumerable. But in what then can the Soviet system find its justification? Only in the consciousness that it was unconsciously in the past, as it is now quite consciously, God's instrument for constructing a new Christian world. It has no other justification, and this is . . . a genuine and great justification. By adopting it, our state will discover in itself a truly inexhaustable source of Truth, spiritual energy and strength, which has never before existed in history . . . The old pagan world has now finally outlived its era . . . In order not to perish with it we must build a new civilization - but is Western society, whose foundations have been destroyed, really capable of this? Only the Soviet sytem, having adopted Russian Orthodoxy . . . is capable of beginning THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD." [Passage written by Russian nationalist G.M. Shimanov quoted in Alexander Yanov's The Russian Challenge & The Year 2000 (1987), p.236]
For two decades I have been desperately trying to warn the world that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not what it appeared to be:
Rather than constituting a victory for the West and emergence of a freedom and democracy in Russia, what the world witnessed was a staged strategic deception spearheaded by the KGB. The purpose of the historical ruse, as spelled out ahead of time by defectors like Anatoliy Golitsyn, was to mislead the West into lowering its guard in order to open the way for 'The Final Phase' which ultimately will involve using thermonuclear force to destroy Israel and America and vanquish the Western powers once and for all.
In the place of the modern 'free world' Moscow intends to establish its 'idea' of God's 'kingdom' on earth, i.e., a globally dominant totalitarian dictatorship, the revived 'Holy' Roman Empire, in which Russia's leader is not just "czar" (READ: "c-zar" = Caesar) but Czar of Czars, i.e., King of Kings, i.e., Christ:
Well....the "GREAT TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD" is well underway and nearing completion. One need only watch videos of Vladimir Putin's recent presidential 'coronation', his associated blessing by the ROC Patriarch and this year's official Easter ceremonies in Moscow to realize the return to a Czarist 'Holy Russian Empire' is effectively complete:
Now it's a matter of the "Orthodoxization" of the rest of the world:
"If we presume the coming transformation of the Communist Party into the Russian Orthodox Party of the Soviet Union, we would obtain truly the ideal state, one which would fulfill the historical destiny of the Russian people. It is a question of the Orthodoxization of the entire world." (Gennadii Shimanov)
Of course, the historical reality is that I'm the true Christ, and I've returned to this world to counteract the theft of my inheritance by a most evil imposter, i.e., the Antichrist.
How Western Civilization is completely oblivious to the existential threat that has emerged in Moscow I can only ascribe to the following prophecy from the Bible:
"The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." [2 Thessalonians 2:9-12]
NOTE: On the Russian anti-semitism front, I commonly quote Gennady Shimanov, a founder of the Russian New Right, a movement that came to dominate Russia's intelligence elite (KGB) in the late-1970s and early-1980s (Andropov era). This intellectual movement is what has taken over Russia. To get a better idea of Shimanov's thinking, take a look at this excerpt from Vadim Rossman's Russian Intellectual Antisemitism in the Post-Communist Era (click hyperlink to read thoroughly at Google Books):
Alexander Yanov, like Anatoliy Golitsyn, accurately forecast what we've seen unfold in Russia and around the world over the past 25 years. It is the combination of the insights of BOTH of these Russian defectors that allows one to understand the inherently deceptive, staged transformation that has occurred.
Russia has tacitly become the Third Rome, a parallel garrison state to the Third Reich, with like chauvinism and irrational hatred of the Jews and 'liberal' Western society, except this power is armed to the teeth with WMDs.
Yeltsin and the failure of reform was planned to allow for the "crisis", i.e., Weimar Russia, from which a totalitarian, neo-KGB state could emerge with (nationalistic) Christianity as the ideological basis for power instead of Communism.
To get an idea of Alexander Yanov's insight, read the following, somewhat-dated review of his work:
ALSO SEE - The Fundamentalist Utopia Of Gennady Shimanov
There are similarities to fundamentalism in the right-wing dissidents’ perspectives on nationalism and religiosity. In principle, nationalism was unacceptable to the fundamentalists because it undermined the supra-natural character of the Soviet Union and contradicted universalistic and messianic Orthodoxy. However, fundamentalists such as those who came to power in Libya and Iran often adopted nationalist rhetoric in order to ethnically and spatially enhance their visions of a “land of purity.” So the Soviet underground fundamentalists referred to the Russian nation as “Holy Russia”; as is stressed in the pages of Veche, Holy Russia does not reside within each individual Russian, but the quintessence of “Russianness” dwells in three or five utterly righteous men (pravedniki), who must be living in Russia at the present time. Leonid Borodin interpreted the nation as a medium between people and divine harmony, as a “means for the striving for God” (Bogoiskanie). And Osipov’s other work Zemlia, also a samizdat journal, purports that “Nationalism is unthinkable in separation from Christianity. Any form of pagan or atheistic nationalism is devilry. . . . The principal aim of the nationalists at the moment is to revive people’s good morals and national culture.” In this way, integrity and the restoration of traditional mores were matters of greater consequence, in the view of right-wing dissidents, than the well-being of ethnic Russians. The Manifesto of Poresh’s Christian Seminar notes that the quintessence of Russia is that it houses “Christ’s people.” Shimanov echoed these ideas, noting that only an orthodox believer could be true patriot; he also coined the principle: “Love your Motherland, [but do] not idolize it. Love it as far as it is not disgusting to God.”
Thus, nationalism was of secondary importance for Shimanov and his circle, though it coalesced with his strong anti-liberalism. Like other underground religious revivalists of that time (for example, the Christian Seminar), Shimanov believed that Orthodoxy indissolubly bonded with the Russian people; Russia, in this sense, had housed “Christ’s people” from the earliest period in the country’s history. As distinct from Poresh and his circle, Shimanov accentuated the close ties between Christianity and the Russian state.
Shimanov’s utopian formula of combining the Soviet state and Orthodoxy was altogether devoid of nationalist elements. Instead of nationalism, Shimanov proposed universalistic Messianism. In an open letter to Liah Abramson, a dissident who wrote for the samizdat journal Evrei v SSSR (Jews in the USSR), Shimanov wrote that at the moment there remained the two cultures in the world that were still capable of spiritual renovation and global leadership—the Russians and the Jews. They were both infatuated with Messianism and highly cultured, he noted, but the Jews, seduced by Zionist nationalism and liberalism, had forfeited the right to claim a leadership role. The Arab-Israeli conflict, in Shimanov’s understanding, had manifested the fallaciousness of Jewish contemporary policy. Therefore, there remained only the Russian people, who could still possess a leadership role in a forthcoming spiritual renaissance. In this sense, Shimanov called for the “spiritual Russiafication and Orthodoxing of the whole universe.” Many other underground Rightists drew a parallel between the Orthodox believers in the Soviet Union and early Christians, concluding that Russia’s calling was to redeem humankind. [emphasis added]