Patriarch Alexius II

Alexy II
Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus
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ChurchRussian Orthodox Church
Enthroned10 June 1990
Reign ended5 December 2008
PredecessorPimen I
SuccessorKirill I
Ordination17 April 1950
Consecration3 September 1961
by Nikodim of Leningrad
Personal details
Birth nameAlexey Mikhailovich Ridiger
Born23 February 1929
Tallinn, Estonia
Died5 December 2008(2008-12-05) (aged 79)
Peredelkino, Russia
BuriedEpiphany Cathedral at Elokhovo
SpouseVera Alekseeva (1950–1951)
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Patriarch Alexius II (23 February 1929—5 December 2008) was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.