He is paranoid, non ecumenical and a Russian propagandist as another one of Putin's puppets.
This categorical statement is too rude! Metropolitan Hilarion is integrated into the modern Russian Orthodox church's policy and he is a right hand of the patriarch - this is true. But he is not at all a "paranoid" and "Putin's puppet" ... Too rude for this case!
He is the very person who is engaged in the ecumenical movement, so that some of the reactionary movements of the church considers him to be a "wrong priest".
He is well educated, clever, he is the author of many interesting books, philological and theological researches and also he is a composer of some religious hymns and symphonies. Telling the truth, sometimes we have to close eyes on what a person says on politics, it's a pity. In the case with Metropolitan Hilarion better to consider him to be more useful to the Church and culture, than to discuss what he says about the political situation. Though I'm very interested in the political situation in Ukraine, but I don't want to listen what does Metropolitan Hilarion say about this. I rather prefer to take a book about life and work of Saint Gregory the Theologian, written by the Metropolitan, and read it with much pleasure.
If you want to know more about him, please,
watch his films http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2LVL0lLBvY
read his books http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=dp_by...+Hilarion+Alfeyev&sort=relevancerank
Some of his books translated into English:
St Symeon the New Theologian and Orthodox Tradition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The Spiritual World of Isaac the Syrian, Cistercian Studies (175), Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications.
The Mystery of Faith. Introduction to the Teaching and Spirituality of the Orthodox Church, London: Darton, Longman & Todd.
Orthodox Witness in a Modern Age, Geneva: WCC Publications.
Christ the Conqueror of Hell. The Descent into Hell in Orthodox Tradition, New York: SVS Press.
Orthodox Christianity, I. The History and Canonical Structure of the Orthodox Church, New York: SVS Press.
Orthodox Christianity, II. Doctrine and Teaching of the Orthodox Church, New York: SVS Press.
listen to his music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQpU6Xj_GfQ