According to official data of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), 31% of the Moscow's population is Muslim. This data was presented by the head of the UOC Patriarch Filaret.
There are only 49% followers of the OC in Moscow, Russians out of them - 34%. Thus, Moscow has already ceased to be a purely Russian-Orthodox city, pointed out Filaret. In the interview to the Ukrainian newspaper Glavkom he said:
"The Muslim Eid al-Adha is attended by far more Muslims than the paskha by the orthodox - and this is happening in Moscow that has proclaimed itself the "Third Rome". And in 30 years, as scholars forecast, Russia will cease to be a Christian country. Ukraine in these circumstances is a salvation for them".
To prevent this, the Russians systematically destroy the Ukrainian language in order to destroy the Ukrainian state, said the primate of the UOC.
A Moscow priest Kurayev confirmed the words of the patriarch, that Moscow would soon be purely a Muslim city, and the Azan will be played above the Kremlin calling for an Islamic prayer. "So be it", said Kuraev in an interview to a Moscow radio station.
Meanwhile, Patriarch Filaret also talked about the FSB-ROC ringleader Gundyayev, alias "Cyril":
"Ukraine is already not accepting Cyril's visits. Not a single positive reviews of his visit there. At first, when he visits, there were a lot of people attending his services. Now, a large number of believers brought from Russia are the only ones who attend. The main purpose of Cyril's visits to Ukraine is the Russian policy. To conquer Ukraine, attach it to Russia in one form or another".
Department of Monitoring