And these changes have affected the boundaries of religious setting. When in 1944 these territories were once again subordinated to Moscow, Stalin took it tough repressive policies against the local Greek Catholics, Uniates. Uniates - the people who are in the Orthodox rite, but are subject to the Pope. Stalin outlawed Uniate church, where bishops and in fact very loyal to the Nazi occupation, and after the return of Soviet troops supported Bendera (local nationalist anti-Soviet partisans). Above the edge of the threatened total destruction of any local religious culture. What do Russian Orthodox Church? Accept the fact that the destruction of the temple will put barns, or hurry to get between the GPU and the hundreds of thousands of people who have government still chooses their temples? Our church chose the second path. The Moscow Patriarchate stepped between repressive structures and religious life of local residents. Patriarchy as if to say: "We take these temples to themselves. We declare that this is our parishes, and so you do not touch them. Those old priests who preached against Moscow against Stalin, they do not, they are gone, there will be our priests. We proved during the war our loyalty to the Soviet power - and the same loyalty we guarantee these parishes in western Ukraine, when they will be transferred to us. "