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Kirill of Moscow (Gundiaev)

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the religious name of Vladimir Gundiaev, is the head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus’ (link to his Wikipedia page below). He is a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has been an active supporter of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Memes about the figure will often point to his complicity with the Russian government and its military, in seeming defiance of his religious vocation.