"They need to constantly hammer to bring Russia as low as possible. So that we will get up from our knees for 20-30 years," he said at the presentation of his book "The Death of the Empire. The Russian Lesson".

In spite of this, the metropolitan stressed that many Englishmen are known in Russia with a very good side.

"It's their culture, which we love, that is part of our culture. But the English politicians... People like Churchill, who was already preparing his project "The Unthinkable" at the end of our war," he summed up.

Metropolitan Tikhon also said that the West needs Ukraine primarily as a proxy army against Russia, and Russia as a proxy army against China.