Patriarch Alexius II

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Alexy II
Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus
ChurchRussian Orthodox Church
SeeMoscow
Enthroned10 June 1990
Reign ended5 December 2008
PredecessorPimen I
SuccessorKirill I
Orders
Ordination17 April 1950
Consecration3 September 1961
by Nikodim of Leningrad
Personal details
Birth nameAlexey Mikhailovich Ridiger
Born23 February 1929
Tallinn, Estonia
Died5 December 2008(2008-12-05) (aged 79)
Peredelkino, Russia
BuriedEpiphany Cathedral at Elokhovo
SpouseVera Alekseeva (1950–1951)

Patriarch Alexius II (23 February 1929—5 December 2008) was the 15th Patriarch of Moscow and the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.