Archbishop Vigano International Movement of Russophiles

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò

Former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States of America

to the

Founding Congress

of the International Movement of Russophiles (MIR)

Moscow, March 14, 2023


Dear Friends, it gives me great joy to be able to address a brief message to you on the occasion of the establishment of the International Movement of Russophiles. The Manifesto of this association begins with a word that seems to have disappeared from Western vocabulary: friendship. In this case, it is friendship for the Russian people, shared by so many people throughout the world, and the friendship of the Russian people towards other peoples, in that spirit of brotherhood which finds its foundation in recognizing ourselves as children of the one Eternal Father and as brothers and sisters in Our Lord Jesus Christ. 

When the Western Roman Empire lost its political role under the pressure of the barbarian invasions, the baton passed to Constantinople. And when the Eastern Roman Empire also fell with the conquest of Byzantium by Mahomet II, it was Moscow that saved its religious and political legacy, with its Saints and Holy Kings. The present crisis shows us the collapse of a corrupt West, in which there is no Pope Leo the Great to save its fate, but which still has a destiny, if it can recover its providential mission and recognizes what unites it to the mission of Russia.

Recent events have shown us that the materialist atheism that devastated the Russian Empire and the world since 1917 – as the Most Blessed Virgin Mary announced at Fatima – has today joined liberalism in the globalist ideology which underlies the delirious project of the New World Order. An infernal project, as President Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin rightly pointed out in a recent speech, in which hatred for Christian civilization wants to create a society of slaves subservient to the Davos elite. A dystopian society, without past and without future, without faith and without ideals, without culture and without art, without fathers and mothers, without family and spirituality, without teachers and spiritual guides, without either respect for the elderly or hopes for our children. We cannot be surprised that, after de-Christianizing the Western world, this elite considers Russia an enemy to be overthrown. The Russian Federation undeniably stands as the last bastion of civilization against barbarism, and gathers around it all those nations that do not intend to submit to the colonization of NATO, the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and that heap of foundations that have as their purpose the indoctrination of the masses, the manipulation of information, the creation of “colored springs” to destabilize governments legitimately elected and sow chaos, wars and misery as instrumentum regni. The recent pandemic farce – conducted with criminal methods that I have not hesitated to denounce since the beginning of 2020 – has been followed by new emergencies – including the Ukrainian crisis – deliberately provoked with the aim of destroying the social and economic fabric of nations, decimating the world population, concentrating control in the hands of an oligarchy that no one has elected and that has perpetrated a real world coup d’état, for which sooner or later it will be called to answer before the world. 

The theorists of this coup have names and faces, starting with George Soros, Klaus Schwab, and Bill Gates. Those who today declare that Russia is an enemy consider Europeans, Americans, Australians and Canadians as enemies and treat them as such, persecuting and impoverishing them. But while World Economic Forum emissaries in Western governments can legislate against the good of their own citizens and hold world leaders in the palm of their hands, regime change that has been successful in other nations has stopped at Russia’s borders. On the other hand, the electoral fraud of 2020 in the United States of America was also indispensable to prevent the confirmation of President Donald Trump, just as in 2013 the deep state and the deep church managed to get Pope Benedict XVI to resign and to elect a person pleasing to the New World Order, the Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio. 

Your commitment must certainly promote Russia’s friendly relations with all peoples, according to that principle of multipolarity which, in a wise long-term political vision, is the best way to combat globalist monopolarity. But this friendship, these relations of concord and mutual cooperation, cannot disregard the denunciation of the coup d’état perpetrated against humanity by dangerous subversives whose declared purpose is the establishment of an infernal tyranny, in which hatred of God as well as hatred of man created in His image, illness, death, ignorance, poverty, violence, selfishness, and corruption reign supreme. It is the kingdom of the Antichrist. This Leviathan must be identified and combated, with an action that involves all free peoples, first of all by rejecting the programmatic points of the Agenda 2030 and the Great Reset with shared initiatives. We need an Anti-Globalist Alliance that returns to citizens the power that has been taken from them, and to nations the sovereignty eroded and ceded to the Davos lobby. The Russian Federation will play a decisive role in this effort, as will the message that the International Movement of Russophiles will bring to the peoples of the West, which needs to return to being proud of its Faith and proud of the civilization to which Saints Cyril and Methodius also contributed.

We are fighting an epochal battle: we shall remain under the mantle of the Most Blessed Virgin, the glorious Nikopèia, together with the Archangel St. Michael. The victory belongs to Christ, and to those who choose to align themselves under the holy banner of the Cross. 

+ Carlo Maria Viganò, Archbishop 




  1. As I have said here before, when Viganò lets fly
    he tends not to miss and hit the wall…

  2. Just a dad says


    Sadly, the MSM will likely get hung up on the 2nd word of the 2nd sentence of his speech/letter. Instead of seeing the powerful truth in his words, they’ll use his message to support the narrative that he is a crackpot that should be ignored and censored.

  3. George Michalopulos says

    This would be a good time to repost what we wrote about last year, about Vigano’s letter about Moscow being the 3rd Rome:

  4. Anonymous II says

    Arrest Warrant Issued For President Putin By Hague-Based ICC:

    Trump Says He’ll Be Arrested Tuesday as DA Eyes Charges:

    More than meets the eye? Coincidence?

    • I think not.

    • Russia dropped out of the ICC years ago and no one is stupid enough to detain him. In Russia, it’s viewed as a bad joke.

      As to Trump, they may indict him on some nonsense and even arrest him, but it will only help him politically, as did the raid on Mar-a-Lago.

      Bottom line: They’re desperate on all fronts, grasping for straws. “What can we throw in, in addition to the kitchen sink?”

  5. Outstanding

  6. Tucker Carlson’s PUTIN INTERVIEW Blocked By NSA

    [Video – 14:55]

    Also discusses Trump – the Peace Candidate…

  7. Anonymous II says

    A few thoughts about Trump.

    I’ve been thinking about this for awhile – I voted twice for him. And for what it’s worth, I’m convinced the election was stolen, but what has come since Trump was first elected? I WISH that Trump was the man so many of us think he is. But he is not. He’s demonstrated that fact very clearly over the length of his term in office and in the years since, it is really a mirage. This is the root of my entire problem with Trump and the people who keep pushing for him in 2024. Everyone seems to be stuck in a time warp, believing that we’re back in the year 2015 and that if only we elect Donald Trump everything will be great. He’ll destroy the Deep State once and for all! He’ll lock up Hillary! He’ll fight for all of us! Except none of it happened, and that simply isn’t going to happen.

    Trump is an old man who has already shown us exactly who he is and what he’s capable of doing. We know his strengths and weaknesses very well by now and so do his enemies. Yes, he’s an exceptional campaigner, media personality and firebrand but a terrible administrator and executive. As we all know, he loves receiving attention and adulation and sitting atop the throne, but has demonstrated a terrible incapacity to wield his power effectively. Again, look at his presidency.

    Folks think Trump was so indie and beholden to nobody but Trump HAD ALL THE SAME DONORS DESANTIS CURRENTLY HAS IN 2020. This idea that Trump is some renegade maverick who self-finances his entire campaign and isn’t beholden to anyone isn’t realistic. To the extent that it is true, it just further demonstrates how bizarrely ineffective Trump is at wielding power. You’re telling me this guy is beholden to no one but God and the American people? Then why did he spend most of his presidency pandering to minorities? Why did he hand the country over to Fauci and Birx when COVID was obviously exaggerated? Why did he allow himself to be repeatedly outmaneuvered and ultimately rendered politically impotent by his enemies? Why did he allow the election to be stolen and do nothing except whine on Twitter about it, then abandon the loyal supporters who came to the Jan 6th rally? He still promotes the ‘vaccine,’ and bragged about arming Ukraine.

    If the guy is as independently minded as so many claim, WHY DOESN’T HE ACT LIKE IT?

    The answer is: because he isn’t actually that independently minded. He is a great salesman who tells a lot of people on this side of the political spectrum exactly what they want to hear. And he basks in the attention and adulation he receives. He is a promoter, not an effective leader. Again, I voted twice for the guy.

    And maybe you can sum it up as basically, “Trump is well-intentioned but naive”. I agree with that statement. BUT I’m not interested in voting for that again. I view it like this: Would I vote for a guy who supports 100% of my positions, but can only implement 10% of them? Or would I rather vote for a guy who supports 80% of my positions and can implement 50% of them?

    This is essentially the core of my anti-Trump argument: that it doesn’t really matter what you think about Trump or how sympathetic you are toward him. The fact is that he simply isn’t very effective in office. It’s unfortunate but it is what it is. He had a shot, he did what he could. I’m willing to roll the dice on DeSantis now, because while his rhetoric isn’t quite as hardcore as Trump’s, he has been MUCH more effective in actually wielding political power. This is pretty much inarguable and is something that even diehard Trump supporters will admit.

    The only argument against DeSantis that doesn’t fall flat is that he is more beholden to the GOP/donor class than Trump is. This is certainly true. But go I’d rather have a guy who I agree with on MOST things and who can actually GET THINGS DONE, than a guy who fires me up with a bunch of bombastic speeches but then proceeds to do absolutely nothing with his power, and who has repeatedly demonstrated a propensity to cuck out when the chips are down and we need his supposed renegade maverick streak the most (i.e. COVID, stolen election, Jan 6th, George Floyd riots – Trump demonstrated no courage or willingness to go hard against any of this).

    DeSantis has a substantial record of accomplishment. The idea that we don’t know who he is or that he will suddenly turn into another Bush is nonsensical (I mean literally – if you’re actually worried about this possibility, you should be more worried about the nearly 80 year old and multiple vaccine recipient Trump dying suddenly in office, which is much more likely). He just wrote a bestselling book documenting his political philosophy. He’s a completely self-made guy from a middle class background, not a groomed establishment golden boy. He was re-elected by the citizens of his state by a margin of 20% after winning his initial election by less than 1%, indicating that his performance in office has been highly acclaimed (and also that he was very effective in cracking down on Dem voter fraud, which is something he would be pushing at the Federal level and is something that does not get talked about enough).

    If anything, Trump is clearly the betrayer, and has been badmouthing DeSantis for over a year now due to his fragile ego. DeSantis surely has appreciation and regard for Trump, but if he genuinely feels that he is the better man for the office, then he has an obligation to the country to run and let the voters decide. He doesn’t owe it to Trump to sit on the sidelines if he thinks he’s going to crash and burn and take the party and the country along with him.

    Meanwhile, we’re living through seismic changes to the world order where things are about to get a LOT harder. Record homelessness, record debt, middle and high schoolers overdosing from prescription drugs given to them by the same companies injecting everyone with their obviously face ‘vaccines,’ and not only that, America’s plodding through economic collapse, NATO is basically at war with Russia, China is quickly taking the place of America as the lead world power, the implosion of the entertainment industy, trannies everywhere, video gaming and social media addictions, and so on. The reason I list all this craziness is to show DeSantis has successfully addressed some of these issues, and while I believe it’s basically hopeless for America, may as well change curtains on the Titanic and have the band play different music. I don’t know. But God knows who we need, and the only answer is prayer, and starting small – – like focusing on building up your parish and family with practical, but principled actions while remaining sensitive to what’s going on, because there’s a lot going on right now. Don’t get lost in the words.

    Anyway. Just my two cents.

    • Anonymous II,
      Spot on! You have articulated very concisely in just a few paragraphs what I have struggled to vocalize in numerous conversations and posts!

    • Just a dad says

      Thanks for sharing. I voted for Trump twice as well, and every day I hope to read that he is not going to run. In addition to what you wrote, my concern is that he will lose. Again. We can’t forget that Trump picked up a bunch of votes in 2016 by people who could not stand Hillary Clinton and would vote for anyone other than her. Biden won in 2020 in part, in addition to all the election meddling, because there were a bunch of people who would vote for anyone but Trump. Same will be true in 2024. The thought of another Biden-Trump showdown is sad, when there are a number of Republicans that would support almost the same platform as Trump – especially now that more and more are bravely questioning this whole Ukraine debacle.

    • I certainly agree with many of your criticisms of Trump, and I would be happy to vote for Trump/Desantis, however I won’t forget what Trump did on judges and Roe. I think he was originally naive but has seen enough now to understand the utter rottenness of the Uniparty system.

      Will he purge the Deep State? I doubt he can. However, he is the only one who has said he would and the only one who could if it is even possible. That’s why they’re going after him so hard.

      If he runs either as a Republican or an independent, I will vote for him. I don’t see anyone else. If he drops out failing to get the nomination, I would vote for Desantis, but there’s just no one else to vote for, IMHO.

      • Gentlemen, the Trump administration was historic and very successful, economically speaking. And far more pacific than Obama before or Biden after.

        Most importantly, he scrambled the brains of the Left, that alone was worth the price of admission. As far as DeSantis is concerned, he’s saying all the right things but he’s part of the Wreslemania match that is American presidential politics (which Trump wasn’t). Should he win the nomination, he will be This Quadrennium’s HitlerTM and will be taken down expeditiously. He’s beholden to the DS, mainly because he doesn’t have the “FU money” that Trump, who is independently wealthy has.

        He even has Dr Fauci connections. ‘Nuff said.

        Will Trump win again? No question, otherwise the DS wouldn’t still be going crazy.

        Regardless, I thank you for your reasoned analyses. It gives me something to work with.

    • Anonymous, I’m no fan of Sean Hannity but this is a decent list of Trump accomplishments, with which Desantis’s pale by comparison: And this wasn’t even halfway through his term.

      Trump is a guided missile aimed at the demoralized leftist rot infesting the West, a brilliant independently wealthy businessman who’s already lost a fortune in the service of his country and willing to lose another, and has now released several spectacular policies for 2024 should he win. Desantis is a career politician with a great record, a young vulnerable family, and much to lose. I much preferred him on Covid to Trump’s acquiescence to Fauci and the Pharma cabal, but on the whole Trump has proven himself in word and deed, and with more Republican / base support this time, he’ll do much more.

      Trouble is, he won in a landslide and the election was stolen. It will be again in 2024, and we’ll (literally) have crossed the Rubicon in more minds than ever.

  8. Britain supplying depleted uranium rounds to Ukraine

    ‘ The UK will send “armour piercing rounds which contain depleted uranium” to Ukraine, for use with the tank squadron donated by the British army.

    Defence minister Baroness Goldie made the admission yesterday in response to a written parliamentary question from crossbench peer Lord Hylton.

    Goldie said: “Such rounds are highly effective in defeating modern tanks and armoured vehicles.”

    Russia has previously warned it would regard the use of depleted uranium in Ukraine as a ‘dirty bomb’.

    Kremlin official Konstantin Gavrilov said in January: “If Kyiv is supplied with such shells for NATO heavy military equipment, we will consider this as the use of dirty nuclear bombs against Russia with all the ensuing consequences.”

    Depleted uranium rounds have been linked to cancer and birth defects. They were fired extensively by allied forces in Iraq.

    The rounds are radioactive and scientists believe their toxic effects on human health can continue to be felt long after conflicts have ended.

    A White House spokesperson refused to confirm whether the US was supplying such rounds to Ukraine when asked by a reporter in January.

    Britain is sending 14 Challenger 2 main battle tanks to Ukraine. ‘

    The children are playing with matches again…