A lecture on the Christian influence on Russian literature and, through literature, on the public life and political thinking of our times.
This is the 1988 Gresham Special Lecture.
Patriarch of Moscow and all the Rus' and Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. The Most Reverend Kirill took up this position in February 2009, prior to that he was the Archibishop of Smolensk and Viamza. It was in this capacity that he delivered the 1988 Gresham Special Lecture.