The patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexy the Second died.
"The most Saint patriarch died in the residence to Peredelkino hour - an hour and a half back", - declared "Interfax - Religion" the head a press - services of the Moscow patriarchy the priest Vladimir Vigilyansky.
The chairman of department of external church relations of the Moscow patriarchy the metropolitan Smolensk and Kaliningrad Kirill urgently left meeting of the World Russian national cathedral in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.
On June 7, 1990 on the Local Cathedral of Russian Orthodox Church the metropolitan Alexy was elected on the Moscow patriarchal throne. The enthronement took place on June 10, 1990.