[Intelforum] Russian Orthodox Church Monitoring
Samuel J. Howard
SamuelJHoward at comcast.net
Sun Nov 13 15:23:48 EST 2005
On another list someone was said that during the Cold War he had seen KGB
officer (he said) in uniform at a Russian Orthodox Church in Washington, DC
as worshipers. I thought to myself that they might have been there as much
to monitor the Church and/or embassy personel who might be there--or to
discourage them from being there.
I was relating this story to a friend at lunch today. He suggested that in
the debate over whether intelligenge agencies could or should monitor
mosques in the U.S. might have an interesting historical parallel in US
intelligence activities towards Russian Orthodox Churches during the Cold
Does anyone know anything (public) about this subject or have any idea where
information on it might be found (published information that is)?
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