The article covers the liquidation’s story by the Soviet government of the Ukrainian Greco-Catholic Church in 1945–1949. The author investigates, in the context of the subject, the circumstances such the little-developed in the historiography the ambiguous problem, as the participation of the Moscow Patriarchy in destruction’s campaign of the Uniat Church by means the reunion It with the Russian Orthodox Church. In spite of the fact that this question is the subject of a brisk polemic, the objective information about the personal relation of orthodox hierarchies and clergy towards the action of the Soviet authorities is in limited supply. The author puts together the sources and sums up information clarifying the story of reunion the Uniat Church with the Russian Orthodox Church.
the Uniat Church, reunion with the Russian Orthodox Church, special services, protopresbyter Gabriel Kostelnik