Are there any Free Masons in Russia?
The Free Masons as in the secretive descendants of Knights Templars?
I'm sorry if offended any Masons my family is part of them, I meant to say the believed to be secretive descendants of the Knights Templars.
- s0mewherenyLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes there are Freemasons in Russia. Here is a good explanation of the state of masonry in the former Soviet Republic: http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/aqc/gl_russia.html
To learn what Freemasonry is, see here: http://www.masonicinfo.com/primer.htm
Also you can go here and learn a great deal: http://www.askafreemason.org/
As Meat said Freemasons are not the secretive descendants of the Knights Templar. If you were to do the math and realized that the Templar Knights were disbanded in 1314 and the Freemasons as we know them today were not organized until 1717. That's 403 years apart. Considering the average life expectancy in this period in history was about 35 years old, that's about 9 to11 generations. I wonder how many people reading this can name a relative that lived in the 18th century, forget about the 14th century? I am sure very few actually can.Source(s): I am a Freemason
- meatLv 79 years ago
There are Freemasons in Russia.
Freemasons are not the 'secretive descendants of Knights Templars.'Source(s): I'm a Freemason.
- 9 years ago
If there was it must have been a big secret since they had been communist. Freemason originated from England and I see no reason why Russians would flock to open Masonic Halls in Russia.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Igor Makarov is oneSource(s): He's my dad