West moves away from Russia as the country returns to Orthodoxy, Lavrov believes

June 2014 Moscow, June 5, Interfax – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov states that Russia returns to traditional spiritual values and it is one of the reasons why the West distances from it. “Surprisingly, they start operating the thesis that the Soviet Union with its Communist doctrine at least stayed in the system of ideas worked out ...

Putin thanks Archbishop of Athens for visiting Russia

Moscow, May 25, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia have met with Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Hieronymos. The head of state thanked the archbishop for making his first visit to Russia on the Day of Slavic Literature and the Name Day of Patriarch Kirill. "On such ...

Medvedev calls rapid revival of Orthodox Christianity in Russia a miracle

Moscow, November 7, Interfax - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has spoken of the fruitfulness of cooperation between the Russian Orthodox Church and government and public institutions and called the revival of Orthodox Christianity in Russian in the past two decades a miracle. "Speaking of what has happened in these 20 years from the viewpoint of ...

Memorial chapel restored at Russian cemetery in Port Arthur

Moscow, September 2, Interfax - Russian public organizations in Chinese Port Arthur (known today as Lushun ) restored a military memorial where ashes of over 17 thousand Russian and Soviet warriors are buried. The restoration was timed to the 65th anniversary of Victory in World War II. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is expected to attend the ...