Another reason I’m convinced of his sincerity is that he always wears and treasures the Cross his grandmother gave him, which once saved him from a serious mishap.
He’s also a frequent visitor of Valaam Monastery, much more than people know about.
Putin set aside which has been in ROCOR’s possession since 1920.
Putin understands full well—since he didn’t grow up as a Christian (he makes no secret of this) and like millions of others has returned to his Orthodox roots—that Russia’s future well-being hinges on how the current and next generation is brought up, that good Orthodox Christians can only Monarchy - the ideal form of government, with the understanding that the monarch would be an Orthodox Christian who’d rule the country in conjunction with the Church’s teachings and act as a defender of the faith, both domestically and globally.
Assyrian Captivity of the Northern Kingdom (721 BC or 722 BCE). Hadrian exiles Jews from Jerusalem and renames it Aelia Capitolina. Palestinian hatred and overconfidence made them leave the land to wait for a victory while the surrounding Arab nations wiped them out.
The ten northern tribes were conquered by Assyria and assimilated. That victory never came because God wanted them back in the land. Before the Hebrews possessed the land around 1500 BC, it was occupied by seven nations who were driven out.
He was a Hebrew (Haibru) who was to be the father of a nation who would serve God. Those who refuse to convert or become prostitutes are sent to the Pale of Settlement. After the Arab-Israeli war in 1948 many of the 900,000 Jews were expelled from Arab countries.
As the promise lingered and Abraham remained childless, he had a son, Ishmael, by the maid of his wife Sarah. Over 600,000 emigrated to Israel, some leaving communities that were 2500 years old.