|Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow and All Russia|
I did not know that the Moscow Kremlin is just one of many kremlins. A kremlin is a fortress or citadel, and many ancient cities have them. The kremlins in Novgorod, Kazan, and Solovetsky are all World Heritage Sites, but there are about sixty other kremlins in Russia itself, and another nine kremlins in Belarus and Ukraine.
I did not know that the Moscow Kremlin had several cathedrals and churches within it walls. I can't quite get an accurate count, but they seem to include the Cathedral of the Dormition, the Cathedral of Archangel Michael, Annunciation Cathedral, the Church of the Twelve Apostles, Cathedral of the High Saviour, the Church of the Deposition of the Virgin's Robe, and Lazar's church. Saint Basil's Cathedral, perhaps the most famous of them, is outside the Kremlin walls, but not far away.
|Vasili III -- an eastern Fat Hank|
|also Tsar Vasili III|
I do not have enough knowledge of it all to cast judgment on Macarius. If I made him sound opportunistic, it was not my intention. Being the nation's top cleric is an inherently political job as well as a religious one, and rendering unto Caesar (or Czar, as it were) without denying the Lord his due is a tough task. I'd say he managed it far better than Cardinal Wolsey or Thomas Cranmer.