Vitaly Borovoi, both John XXIII and Paul VI were "witnesses to and participants in the dismantling of the Soviet totalitarian system and the birth of a new free Europe through Christian testimony.
Borovoi, commenting on the importance of the council, stated that "many of its results have been received in the contemporary life of many churches," (40) and he highlighted the role the council played--not necessarily in presenting new theological truths but in restoring "their original character to them" through the correct interpretation.
35) Vitaly Borovoi, "The Second Vatican Council and Its Significance for the Russian Orthodox Church," in Giuseppe Alberigo and Oscar Beozzo with Georgy Zyablitsev, eds.
Millionaire entrepreneur Konstantin Borovoi
, who is running for mayor of Moscow, said, recently "One positive aspect is that the old mentality is gradually dying, but it's not happening as fast as we'd like.