This book is an extremely valuable contribution to the efforts of investigation of treasonous activities among the hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (R.O.C.O.R.) now attached to the Moscow patriarchate. --Eugene L. Magerovsky, Ph. D., Colonel., Strategic Intelligence, U.S. Army, Retired Professor of Russian History
This book addresses one of the unforeseen developments of the consolidation within the Russian Orthodox Churches that can have significant counter-intelligence implications for the United States and the Western world. It is not incredible to contemplate how Russian intelligence can very cynically use even Russian Priests to implement its intelligence agenda. --Paul M. Joyal Director PSS at National Strategies, Inc. Former Director of Security for U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence
Preobrazhensky's book can be called a work of an investigative journalist who has studied the development of a church takeover with his own eyes, and comments on it - all this emanating from his own work experience in the KGB. For those who lived under the the Soviet regime, it is difficult to doubt Mr. Preobrazhensky's deductions. In Post-Soviet times, the Kremlin cannot any longer count on those who in the past sympathized and helped the First State in World of Workers and Peasants. Now the Kremlin's hope is that the parishioners of R.O.C.O.R. could carry out the function of a fifth column, driven by nostalgic and religious feeling. And there are millions of them, all immigrants from Russia. --Novoe Russkoe Slovo, Russian Language Daily in New York
About the Author
Konstantin Preobrazhensky is an internationally respected intelligence expert and specialist on Japan. Born in Moscow, Russia in 1953, Mr. Preobrazhensky earned his M.A. from Moscow University in 1976 from the Institute of Asia and Africa. Upon graduation, Mr. Preobrazhensky worked for the KGB until 1991 where he obtained the rank of Colonel. In his last post, he served as the personal advisor to Major General Leonid Zaitsev on matters involving China, Korea, and Japan. Having been caught talking with one of his Chinese recruits in 1985, he was arrested by Japanese officials and was soon forcibly returned to Moscow by Soviet officials. Though the reason was unknown, Mr. Preobrazhensky was blamed by the KGB. Subsequently, he suffered much undeserved humiliation, which he chronicled in his best seller: The Spy Who Loved Japan. He is the author of seven books on the KGB and Japan.