The transfer of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra to UOC-MP was lobbied by communists, - document
Namely, we are referring to the appeal of the Communist Party to the president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma dated June 12, 2001.
In this document, the communists unexpectedly changed over to supporting the Orthodox Church, which was not so long ago still being persecuted. It is noteworthy that the Communist Party chose to support the denomination that reports to the Moscow leadership.
"The time has come for truth, historical truth," the communists write in their appeal.
"The Communist Party of Ukraine faction invites you, Leonid Danilovich, to make a decision on the transfer of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, a symbol of Orthodoxy in Kyivan Rus and Ukraine, to the use of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP)," the document says.