ROC planned to unite with Armenian, Ethiopian and Coptic Churches

20/1/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - Orthodox Russian Orthodox Deacon Andrei Kurayev said that a document on unification of the Russian Orthodox Church with the Armenian Apostolic and Coptic Churches was being prepared in 1990s. However, according to him, the churches recognize only the first three of the oecumenical councils, that is why the unification did not take place, Arguments ...

WikiLeaks: Orthodox Church pervades all aspects of Russian Society

11/12/2010 The Russian Orthodox Church is making a strong effort to assert its influence over Russian society and politics, documents released by the WikiLeaks website reveal. A classified cable sent by U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Beyrle to Washington contains comments on his meeting with Archbishop Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Relations in ...