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Metropolitan Kirill acknowledged the role of human rights in the liberation of Russia from communism and confirmed that respect for human rights continues to be the “central norm” of the legislation of the newly independent post-Soviet states.
“Thanks to the universal acceptance of human rights, we were freed from the shackles of godlessness,” he said. “But the concept of human rights in the form that is being enshrined in national and international legislation right now raises many question. Doesnt this concept contradicts God’s design for a man and human diginty?”