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RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT BANS ACTIVITIES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

April 22, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 22/4/17 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation declared the activities of “The Administrative Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia” extremist and forbade its work, reports RIA-Novosti. As previously reported, the organizaitons’s activities had been temporarily prohibited, pending the outcome of the official court case. “The Supreme Court decided to satisfy the […]

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MORE THAN 4 MILLION RUSSIANS TOOK PART IN PASCHAL SERVICE

April 18, 2017 News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 18/4/17 More than 4.3 million people in the various regions of Russia took part in the Paschal services this year. Security was provided by more than 90,000 people, reports RIA-Novosti, with reference to the site of the Russian Ministry of the Interior. “On the night of April 15 to 16, 2017, on the […]

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ANALYST: PROTECTION OF SYRIAN CHRISTIANS RAISES PUTIN’S RATINGS IN EUROPE

March 30, 2017 Featured
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Pravoslavie.ru – 30/3/17 President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings in Italy and in other Western European countries have grown lately, which likely reflects Europeans’ reactions to Russia’s protection of the Syrian Christian population, said Andrea Gianotti, the director of the Italian Institute of Eurasian Studies. Gianotti participated in the thirteenth international conference of the Foundation for […]

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Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of the Russian Federation

December 31, 2016 News

Church of Serbia – 31/12/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. AleksanderChepurin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Belgrade at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 29th November 2016. During the audience, Ambassador Chepurin congratulated His Holiness a forthcoming joyful holiday of the Nativity of the Lord wishing him many fruitful years in his […]

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RT: Slain Russian ambassador Karlov laid to rest in Moscow, named hero posthumously

December 23, 2016 Featured News
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RT.com – 22/12/16 +Memory Eternal+ Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, who was shot dead in Ankara, has been buried in Moscow with honors. Russian President Vladimir Putin was among those who bid a final farewell to the slain diplomat, who was named a hero of Russia posthumously. The funeral for the assassinated ambassador began at the […]

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A Two-Day Session of the Synod of Bishops Concludes

December 16, 2016 News

The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 16/12/16 On Friday, December 9, 2016, the feast day of St Innokenty of Irkutsk, the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia concluded a two-day session in New York City. After Divine Liturgy celebrated […]

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A model of internal decoration of the dome of Saint Sava Cathedral

December 6, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – 6/12/16 A model of internal decoration of the dome of the Saint Sava Cathedral on Vracar presented. Rendering of the dome mosaics is financed by Gazprom Neft. (phоto gallery ). At the Russian Cultural Centre in Belgrade, a model of the internal decoration of the dome of the Saint Sava Cathedral […]

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Ambassador of Russian Federation pays presentation visit at the Romanian Patriarchate

November 27, 2016 News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – 27/11/16 His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received Wednesday, 23 November 2016, the visit of His Excellency Valery Kuzmin, Ambassador of Russian Federation to Romania, at the Patriarchal Residence in Bucharest. Ambassador Kuzmin thanked for the reception and presented briefly the church situation in Russia, stressing out the good ties between […]

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Serbian Patriarch receives Ambassador of the Russian Federation

October 29, 2016 News

Church of Serbia- 29/10/16 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, received Mr. Aleksander Vasilyevich Chepurin, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Serbiaat the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade on 25 October 2016. Source:  

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“THE MONK AND THE DEMON” WINS KIEV ORTHODOX FILM FESTIVAL

October 18, 2016 Featured News
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pravoslavie.ru  – 18/10/16 The winner of the grand prize of this year’s fourteenth “Pokrov” (“Protection”) Kiev Orthodox Film Festival is the film by Russian director Nikolai Dostal “The Monk and the Demon,” reports the film festival’s officialwebsite.Fifty-six animation, documentary and feature films from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Georgia and Poland were contenders for the festival’s highest awards. […]

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PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA PRESENTS METROPOLITAN HILARION OF VOLOKOLAMSK WITH A STATE AWARD

September 24, 2016 Featured News

DECR Communication Service – September 2016 Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna and Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, permanent members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, received awards from the hands of the President of the Russian Federation. The award ceremony took place on September 22, 2016, at the Ekaterininsky Hall in the […]

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AUM SHINRIKYO JAPANESE SECT OUTLAWED IN RUSSIA

September 24, 2016 Featured News

Pravoslavie.ru – September 2016 The Supreme Court of Russia has banned the activity of the Aum Shinrikyo international religious organization on the territory of the country. Thus the suit of the Prosecutor General’s Office was satisfied, reports TASS. “The court resolved to satisfy the administrative point of claim of the General Prosecutor’s Office of the Russian […]

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MONUMENT TO OLGA CONSTANTINOVNA, GRAND DUCHESS OF RUSSIA AND QUEEN OF THE HELLENES, TO APPEAR IN GREECE

August 30, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – August 2016 As part of the cross-cultural year between Greece and Russia and in connection with the 165th anniversary of the birth of Grand Duchess Olga of Russia, Queen consort of All the Hellenes, a monument to her will be unveiled in Thessaloniki as a result of the joint efforts of the Russian Federation’s […]

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THEOLOGY RECEIVES OFFICIAL ACADEMIC STATUS IN RUSSIA

August 16, 2016 Featured News
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Union of Orthodox Journalists – August 2016 A discussion as to whether theology should be considered a scientific discipline has been underway for many years in Russia. Recently the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation decided to confer an academic degree upon representatives of the given discipline, as reports the site “Market Leader.” […]

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KREMLIN TO RESTORE GRAND DUKE SERGEI ALEXANDROVICH MEMORIAL CROSS

August 4, 2016 Featured News
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Royal Russia – Paul Gilbert – 4/8/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin has given his approval for the restoration of the memorial cross erected on the site where the former Governor-General of Moscow Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich was assassinated in the Kremlin in February, 1905. The cross was established in 1908, but was later destroyed by the Bolsheviks. A […]

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FOURTEENTH-CENTURY CHURCH TO BE RESTORED IN THE CRIMEA

July 17, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – July 2016- Bakhchysarai The Minister of Culture of the Crimea Arina Novoselskaya has said she will take the restoration of the fourteenth-century Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in the village of Kudrino of the Crimea’s Bakhchysarai region under her control, reportsInterfax-Religion with reference to the press service of the regional Ministry of […]

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The Serbian Patriarch received in audience by the President of Serbia

June 1, 2016 Featured News
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Church of Serbia – June 2016 The President of the Republic of Serbia received in audience His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, at the Presidency of Serbia in Belgrade on 30 May 2016. His Holiness was accompanied by His Grace Bishop Arsenije of Toplica and the members of the Committee for completion of works on the Saint […]

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HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HOUSE ARRIVES IN CRIMEA

May 17, 2016 Featured News

Royal Russia -Paul Gilbert- May 2016 The Head of the Russian Imperial House Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna and her son Grand Duke Georgii Mikhailovich have arrived in the Crimea on an official visit — the first after the historic reunification of the peninsula to the Russian Federation in 2014. Their Imperial Highnesses will visit the Crimea […]

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Russian atheists launch group to fight for equal rights with believers

May 14, 2016 Featured News
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www.rt.com – May 2016 The Atheists of Russia movement has held its founding convention in Moscow, setting its primary goal as resistance to the growing influence of religion and appointing an activist from a vocal leftist party as its leader. According to Interfax about 300 people from 50 regions across Russia took part in the […]

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Orthodox Easter 2016 Celebrated in Seychelles

May 13, 2016 Featured News

Church of Serbia- May 2016 Christ is Risen, Indeed He is Risen ! Christos Anesti, Alithos Anesti! Христос Васкрсе, Ваистину Васкрсе! This joyous exclamations could be heard from the Conference room in Berjaya Beau Vallon Hotel where Orthodox faithful gathered to celebrate in a service, The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, on Sunday 01st […]

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MEETING OF THE INTERNATIONAL SECRETARIAT, CHAIRPERSONS AND RAPPORTEURS OF I.A.O. COMMITTEES

April 14, 2016 Featured News

Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) – April 2016 Opening of exhibition «Athos: The Holy Mount» in State Duma of the Russian Federation. On April 4, 2016, in the premises of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the exhibition of the Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy (I.A.O.) was opened on the subject: «Athos: The Holy Mount» […]

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