On March 18, the aggressor’s propaganda announced the “sudden” illegal arrival of the Kremlin dictator in the occupied Sevastopol, and of the recognizable faces, in addition to the criminal “governor” Razvozhaev, only Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov) was noticed near.
As with the previous illegal visit to the “Crimean Bridge” in 2022, the organizers of this event disdained to take Crimean collaborators even as extras.
It is noteworthy that the so-called “children’s artistic and aesthetic center Korsun”, which was actually the reason for Putin’s visit, was allegedly the “idea” of Metropolitan of Pskov and Porkhov Tikhon Shevkunov, close to the Kremlin dictator for at least two decades. In 2003, Tikhon accompanied Putin on a trip to the United States to carry out a large-scale political provocation with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and its “reunification” with the Moscow Patriarchate.
And although evil tongues have long called Putin’s favorite with an equally strange and deliberate “love for other people’s children” a candidate for the role of a new patriarch, until 2018 Tikhon did not manage a separate diocese, experience in leadership of which is at least five years for a candidate for patriarch is necessary.
Further, Shevkunov nevertheless received the coveted chair of the metropolitan, and, as rumors circulate in the occupied Crimea, his next step to the patriarchal throne is the “Crimean Metropolis” for the departure of the “veteran” Lazar (Shvets) to the “other world”, and in fact the main intrigue is the question is whether the Russian special services will wait for the “natural course of things” or “accelerate the processes”.