Originally posted by Orthodox Catholic:
Yes, I'm sure he was spying for them too!
I am pretty serious. It was a war, and Russians
found in residence of an Austrian "senator"
petition to the governments of Central Powers,
their enemies, concerning separation of a great
part of Russian Empire, "autocephalization" and
"unionization" of the Orthodox Church there and
so on. So the Russian government had some real
reasons to act.
Of course, it was a POLITICAL mistake - inprisoned Metropolitan gained world opinion's sympathy. But hardly a "war crime" or something