This time around, a group of pro-Kremlin activists have a different idea: Proclaim him Czar Vladimir.
“We will do everything possible to make sure Putin stays in power as long as possible,” Konstantin Malofeyev, a politically active businessman, said recently to thunderous applause from hundreds of Russian Orthodox priests and members of the country’s top political parties gathered at a conference outside Moscow. They were united by one cause—to return the monarchy to Russia.
While there are no plans to crown a new Emperor and Sovereign of All the Russias, as part of the royal title once went, the idea raises the possibility Mr. Putin could stay beyond the two-term limit the constitution allows. more …
Opinion: Joel Rosenberg’s groundbreaking 2006 book “Epicenter” autographed copy sits on my bookshelf. Chapter 7 “A Czar Rises in Russia” does not make Rosenberg a prophet, but it is prophetic.
Rosenberg was speaking with Congressional leaders and explained that an ancient prophecy pointed to a Russian Czar in the last days called Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-2) who would lead an attack against Israel to take plunder.
There are two recent news reports that are paving the road to that war:
September 18, 2018 “Russia blames Israel after military plane shot down off Syria”
November 29, 2018 “Massive financial windfall for Israel, natural gas pipeline from there to Europe”
Ezek. 38:1-3 “Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.”
- Gog – a prince of (Rosh) Russia; a title of a strong leader – Czar.
- Magog – the 2nd son of Japheth (a son of Noah) who settled in what is today Russia
- Meshech and Tubal, once a part of Turkey.
Russians revere strong-men leaders and former KGB Vladimir Putin fits Russia like a glove. With China’s Xi Jinping leader for life, Putin must be salivating at the title Czar Putin.
In Putin’s own words:
“The breakup of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical tragedy of the 20th century.”