Example with a context (Putin's Holy War And The Disintegration Of The 'Russian World'):
Vladimir Yakunin, one of Putin’s inner circle and a devout member of the ROC, facilitated in 2007 the reconciliation of the ROC with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (which had separated itself from the Moscow Patriarchate early in the Soviet era so as not to be co-opted by the new Bolshevik state), which reconciliation greatly increased Kirill’s influence and authority outside of Russia.
I don't know, but I have trouble following the part in bold grammatically. 2007 seems to be completely out of place. Also, the phrasing one of Putin’s inner circle sounds weird to me. It is as though Putin had a couple of inner circles, which are groups of people whom he maintains close business relationships with and goes to for advice, and that guy was one entire circle, like he himself is a group of people. You know what I mean?
So, what can you say?