It is erroneous to think in terms of one nation or another being 'holy', hence 'Holy Russia' is a misnomer.
Well...I'm certainly not going to start debating you regarding the term, "Holy Russia." For me it is an endearing term and I will continue to use it. I understand that we do not agree on too much.
O great pastor! Hear thou our prayers, if not for the sake of us, sinners, then for the fulfillment of thy prophecy on the purification of the gold of the Russian soul in the furnace of fiery tribulations, for the glory of thy name and for the glory of God in Holy Russia.Bishop Nikon on St John of Kronstadt
And what is the spiritual legacy of Vladyka? He can be seen not in the everyday responses to current, temporary church events of his day, but in the main prayer of his life, that is, for the rebirth of the Holy Church in Russia and the return of the Russian people to the ideals of Holy Russia.Fr Victor on Met. Philaret