The Russian diaspora prayerfully marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Tsar-Emancipator

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia - 4/5/18 On April 29-30, 2018, pannikhida services were performed in many cities of Russia and the Russian diaspora in memory of Emperor Alexander II, the Tsar-Emancipator, who was born 200 years ago. In St Petersburg, the international committee “200 Years of ...

Putin Compares Communism to Christianity

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Sputniknews - 15/1/18 "Faith has always accompanied us, it strengthened when our country, our people faced particularly difficult times," Putin said in an interview for the documentary film "Valaam," a clip from which was broadcast by the Russia 1 TV channel. "There were such severe years of militant atheism [during the Soviet period] when priests were killed, churches were ...

RIGHT HAND OF GRAND DUCHESS ELIZABETH THE NEW MARTYR ARRIVES IN ST. PETERSBURG FROM NYC

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Pravoslavie.ru - May 2017 A reliquary with the right hand of the holy New Martyr Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna arrived in St. Petersburg today. The reliquary, which also contains relics of the holy New Martyr Nun Barbara, was brought from the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR) Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York ...

ESTONIAN CAPITAL ALLOCATES $53,000 TO RESTORE ORTHODOX CHURCH

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Pravoslavie.ru - 21/2/17 The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, has decided to allocate 50,000 euros ($53,100) for the restoration of the city’s Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos, reports RIA-Novosti. A statement from the municipality noted that an agreement on use of the funds for restoring the church, popularly known as the Kazan Church, will be signed ...

HANDOVER OF ST. PETERSBURG’S LANDMARK CATHEDRAL TO ORTHODOX CHURCH MAY TAKE 2-3 YEARS

TASS -  Pravoslavie.ru - 15/1/17 St. Petersburg: The handover of the St. Isaac’s Cathedral museum, one of St. Petersburg's landmarks and a UNESCO World Heritage site, to the Russian Orthodox Church, may take at least two to three years, the museum’s director, Nikolay Burov, told TASS on Wednesday. Burov said that time is needed to determine the future of ...

MONUMENT TO PRINCE VLADIMIR OPENED ON DAY OF PEOPLE’S UNITY IN MOSCOW

Pravoslavie.ru - 6/11/16 More pics here: Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia opened a monument to the holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Great Prince Vladimir, the Baptizer of Russia, on Borovitskaya Square, reports the president’s website. The monument was erected by the initiative of the Russian Military-Historical Society and the Moscow government. The author of the project ...

PATRIARCH KIRILL ANNOUNCES IMMINENT COMPLETION OF EXPERT EXAMINATION OF SUPPOSED REMAINS OF THE ROYAL FAMILY

Pravoslavie.ru - October 2016 On October 8, 2016, the feast-day of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh, after the Divine Liturgy at the Dormition Cathedral of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia met with Prince Dimitri Romanovich Romanov, Chairman of the Romanov Family Association, at the Lavra’s patriarchal chambers, reports patriarchia.ru. Greeting ...

MONUMENT TO TSESAREVICH NICHOLAS UNVEILED IN CHITA

Royal Russia - August 2016 A monument of Tsesarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich (the future Emperor Nicholas II), was unveiled 11th August on Cossack Square in the Russian city of Chita. It is the only monument in Russia which depicts Nicholas II as Tsesarevich Chita is the administrative center of Zabaykalsky Krai, Russia, located at the confluence of the Chita ...