Isn't he Russian Orthodox? If this is old, shouldn't he be judged by what he believes now?
This was him in his own words in 2017 and 2018.
Spiritual dimensions of the war and signs of God's hand
Ukraine nationalists demanded to ban the canonical Orthodox church in Ukraine. https://news--front-info.translate.goog/2018/01/22/natsionalisty-v-rade-trebuyut-zapreta-kanonicheskoj-pravoslavnoj-tserkvi/?_x_tr_sl=ru&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en-US&_x_tr_pto=wapp
People can make their own minds up, i believe he is a malign occultist & a creep, and his apparent favour within Putin's Russia goes against the prevailing notion of what many portray the regime on here.