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Fr. Demetrius Dudko

XX/XXI Centuries
One of the most prominent religious dissidents of the later Soviet period and an heroic confessor of Christ (although forced to recant on television in 1980). He was a friend of Frs. Alexander Men and Gleb Yakunin. In his old age, however, particularly after the fall of Communism, he became an advocate of extreme right-wing political causes, reportedly including the canonisation of Rasputin, and (despite his friendship with Men) was accused of anti-Semitism.


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