16 February 2012, 11:35
Toni Blair interested in Father Alexander Men's heritage
Moscow, February 16, Interfax - Famous conductor Vladimir Spivakov told that former British Prime Minister Toni Blair asked him to find Father Alexander Men's books in English.
It happened at a home concert held by a French pianist."
"After the performance we talked and I saw a sensible, vulnerable man in this eminent politician. It's not by chance that Blare turned to religion last years. It was the reason of his interest to Men's heritage," the musician said in his interview with the Itogi magazine.
According to him, he met Father Alexander's followers not only in Europe, but in Canada, the USA, Argentine.
Father Alexander, killed on September 9, 1990, was Spivakov's spiritual father.
"I heard about him accidentally. Someone of my acquaintances told me there was an Orthodox priest, Jew by origin. I got interested. Just from curiosity I went to Father Alexander's lecture to the Steel and Alloys Institute. I was shocked, when I left the class I was another man. Since then I tried not to miss any public speeches of the preacher. Then we got acquainted and Father Alexander even blessed me," he said.
Priest Alexander Men was a spiritual father for many Soviet intellectuals and figures of culture. He was killed in the morning on September 9, 1990 on a path to the Semkhoz railway station by an unidentified criminal, who hit him over the head with a heavy object. The priest died at the entrance to his house from blood loss. The murderer was not found.