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Alexy II
Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus
Church Russian Orthodox Church
See Moscow
Enthroned 10 June 1990
Reign ended 5 December 2008
Predecessor Pimen I
Successor Kirill I
Ordination 17 April 1950
Consecration 3 September 1961
by Nikodim of Leningrad
Personal details
Birth name Alexey Mikhailovich Ridiger
Born 23 February 1929
Tallinn, Estonia
Died 5 December 2008(2008-12-05) (aged 79)
Peredelkino, Russia
Buried Epiphany Cathedral at Elokhovo
Spouse Vera Alekseeva (1950–1951)

Patriarch Alexius II (23 February 1929—5 December 2008) was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

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