Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates President Vladimir Putin

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 21/3/18 On 19 March, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to President Vladimir Putin, on the occasion of his re-election as President of the Russian Federation. “From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we convey our blessings to You, and on behalf ...

International Conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 6/11/17 On October 31, with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; an international conference on “Regional Peace: Realities and Perspectives” was held in the Vatche and Tamar Manookian Library of the Mother See. The conference was organized through the initiative of the ...

STATE DEPUTY CALLS FOR BAN ON SATANIC CHURCH OF RUSSIA

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Orthochristian.com - 24/10/17 First Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Public Associations and Religious Organizations Ivan Sukharev has sent a request to the Prosecutor General to take action against in the Satanic Church of the Russian Federation. According to the deputy, the organization’s activities offend the religious sensibilities of Russian citizens adhering to traditional faiths, and ...

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk meets with His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople

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Church of Serbia - 22/9/17 On 18 September 2017, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, arrived in Istanbul. At the airport, he was met by Mr. Andrey Podelyshev, Consul General of the Russian Federation in ...

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LIQUIDATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, EU ISSUES REBUKE

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Pravoslavie.ru - July 2017 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld on Monday the decision to recognize the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization, banning their operations and liquidating the organization within Russia, reports Interfax-Religion. The decision drew a rebuke from the European Union, contradicting the Russian court’s decision and insisting upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses right ...

Cathedral, Monastery in Russia’s Sviyazhsk Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

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Sputniknews - July 2017 The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, according to official statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Uspensky monastery and its cathedral in the town-island of Sviyazhsk located in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan was inscribed ...

President Putin of Russia Receives Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

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Tera Rus – (Delegate of Moscow & All Russia) – OCP News Service – 25/5/17 His Excellency Vladimir Putin - President of the Russian Federation received His Holiness Tawadros II - Pope and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark the Evangelist and Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria at Moscow Kremlin on 24th ...

RUSSIAN CHURCH NOT INVOLVED IN BANNING JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES—METROPOLITAN HILARION

Pravoslavie.ru - 3/5/17 The Russian Orthodox Church played no part in, and was not consulted on the decision of the Russian Supreme Court to recognize the Administrate Center of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia as an extremist organization and to ban its activity within the Russian Federation, Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) stated in a television interview, TASS ...

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT BANS ACTIVITIES OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

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 claim of the ...

MORE THAN 4 MILLION RUSSIANS TOOK PART IN PASCHAL SERVICE

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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 territory of ...

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

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 the Unity ...

Serbian Patriarch received Ambassador of the Russian Federation

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 Patriarchal ministry. ...

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

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 Russian Foreign Ministry ...

A Two-Day Session of the Synod of Bishops Concludes

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 by Protopriest ...

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

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 in the ...

Ambassador of Russian Federation pays presentation visit at the Romanian Patriarchate

Ambasadorul Federatiei Ruse Valery Kuzmin în vizită de prezentare la Patriarhul Daniel

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 the Russian ...

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

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. The ...

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

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 Kremlin. ‘The ...

AUM SHINRIKYO JAPANESE SECT OUTLAWED IN RUSSIA

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 Federation, to ...

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

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 Ministry ...