Russian President Vladimir Putin

Putin Attends Services In St. Petersburg As Orthodox Churches Worldwide Celebrate Christmas

January 7, 2018 Featured
EA crowd celebrates Christmas in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. RFE/RL

RFE/RL – 7/1/18 Russian President Vladimir Putin helped usher in the Orthodox Christmas at services at the Church of Saints Simeon and Anna in St. Petersburg. The Russian leader arrived after the session had begun late on January 6 and joined in the services as the clock turned to January 7 — the date the […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Primates of Local Orthodox Churches

December 7, 2017 Featured

Church of Serbia – – 7/12/17 In the evening of 4 December 2017, at his Novo-Ogaryovo residence, the President of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir Putin, met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and the Primates and heads of the delegations of the Local Orthodox Churches who had come to […]

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Vatican Lauds Russia Important Role in Building Peace Worldwide

August 27, 2017 News
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Sputinknews – 27/8/17 Vatican Secretary of State said that Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history. VATICAN CITY (Sputnik) – Russia is meant to play an important role on the international arena due to its geographical position and history, and is responsible for achieving peace in the world, Vatican Secretary […]

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Justice for the Abducted Bishops of Aleppo

August 25, 2017 Featured

Prakash Varghese – (Delegate of UAE, Gulf, & Middle East) – OCP News Service – 25/8/17 The conflict in Syria is taking a turning point. Unfortunately, details of the kidnapped Bishops of Aleppo remains mysterious. Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Boulos Yazigi were kidnapped by militants in April 2013 while they […]

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Russian President Putin Congratulates Russians on Easter

April 16, 2017 News
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Sputniknews – 16/4/17 Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian people on Easter. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The president praised the “selfless work” of the Russian Orthodox Church as well as other Christian churches aimed at solving important social problems, boosting the institution of family, bringing up children as well as harmonization of interreligious and interethnic […]

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‘You Can’t Isolate Russian Culture’: Valery Gergiev Ready to Perform in Kosovo

February 3, 2017 Featured
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Sputniknews – 3/2/17 “If I knew that I as a musician could help save cultural monuments in Kosovo and Metohija, I would do my very best to give a concert there,” the famous Russian conductor Gergiev, who performed in Syrian Palmyra in 2016, said when meeting with reporters in Belgrade. Earlier, a concert performed at Belgrade’s […]

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Head of Russian Orthodox Church Congratulates Believers With Christmas Day

January 7, 2017 Featured News

Sputniknews – 7/1/17 Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has congratulated Orthodox Christians with Christmas. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Patriarch Kirill congratulated Orthodox Christians after a midnight service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow. “With all my heart I congratulate you with the great life-saving holiday of Christmas. On this day, especially […]

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1 Christian killed for their faith every 6 minutes in 2016 – study

December 31, 2016 Featured News – 31/12/16 Ninety thousand Christians were murdered for their faith around the globe this year, which amounts to one being killed every six minutes, Italy’s CESNUR religious study group said. Christians are now the most persecuted religious group in the world, Massimo Introvigne, director of the Center for Studies on New Religions (CESNUR), told Vatican […]

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Putin, Pope Francis Discuss Protection of Christians in Conflict Zones

December 18, 2016 Featured News

Sputniknews – 18/12/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis discussed the issue of protection of Christians in regional conflict zones and cooperation in the cultural-humanitarian sphere in a phone call on Saturday, the Kremlin said in a statement. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, Putin wished Pope Francis a happy 80th birthday and […]

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November 21, 2016 Featured News

Social Media News Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in the Saida Medvedeva film “Patriarch” on the “Russia 1” channel that Patriarch Kirill’s father baptized him in Leningrad in 1952. The Russian leader spoke about how at the end of 1952 his fatther, a member of the Communist Party, had him secretly baptized in Transfiguration […]

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October 22, 2016 Featured News

TASS – 21/7/16 The Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural center in Paris held its inaugural opening on Wednesday. The center, which was under construction since 2014, was built on the Branly embankment, in the historic center of the French capital. The opening was attended by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, as well as Russia’s Minister of […]

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July 13, 2016 Featured News

TASS- July 2016 The Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron under construction has come under shellings in Gorlovka, the Russian Orthodox Church said on Tuesday. “Three shells were fired at the territory of the Church of Holy Theotokos of Iveron located in the center of the Nikotovka residential area that came under shellings. One of […]

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Putin Sure Russia’s Ties With Athos, Greece to Continue Developing

May 29, 2016 Featured News
May 28, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos – 28/5/16 Russia’s ties with Holy Mount Athos and Greece in general will continue to strengthen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on his visit to the site of Russia’s Orthodox settlement on the peninsula of Holy Mount Athos on Saturday. HOLY MOUNT ATHOS (Sputnik) – Addressing representatives of the Holy Kinot, Athos’ high governing council, Putin […]

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Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

May 29, 2016 Featured News
© Sputnik/ Aleksey Druzhinin – 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using “religious diplomacy” Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. […]

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Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

May 28, 2016 Featured News – 28/5/16 Also Read: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the monastic center of Holy Mount Athos on his second and last day of his visit to Greece […]

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President Putin Wishes Orthodox Christians a Happy Easter

May 2, 2016 Featured News – 1/5/16 Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all other Russian citizens a happy Easter, the Kremlin’s press service said. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday wished Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia a happy Easter, as the country commemorated the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Kremlin’s press service said. “The great […]

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Armenia Will Never Give Up Fight to Get Turkey to Recognize Genocide

April 25, 2016 Featured News
© AFP 2016/ KAREN MINASYAN – April 2016 Commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Armenian officials said that Yerevan will continue to push for the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and for the restoration of truth and justice over the Turkish crime that resulted in the deaths of over 1.5 million civilians, the expulsion of over half-a-million more. […]

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December 29, 2015 News

On December 25, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended the New Year reception at the Kremlin. Among representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church who took part in the reception were also Metropolitan Juvenaly of Krutitsy and Kolomna; Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations; […]

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Christmas Then… and Now

December 26, 2015 Featured News
An illuminated Christmas tree

Finian Cunningham – – 26/12/15 Demonically, in time for Christmas, we learn that the rulers of the United States of America had plans at one time to wipe out humanity with nuclear war. As Christians around the world celebrate the birth of God’s son, Jesus, some 2,000 years ago, the revelation of a demonic plan to […]

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Egypt Churches offer condolences for Russian plane crash over Sinai

November 2, 2015 Featured News

Watani – November 2015 Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church last evening issued a statement offering his condolences and those of the Church for the victims of the Russian plane which crashed over the Sinai Peninsula during the dawn hours of Saurday 31 October. The plane was an Airbus A321 operated as a […]

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Russian Church hopes meeting between Putin and Pope will help protect Christians in Middle East

June 9, 2015 Featured News

Moscow, June 5, Interfax – The Russian Church believes the upcoming meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis may address the peacekeeping initiatives in the Middle East and the other regions, specifically, the issue of the protection of Christians. “We can expect that cooperation in this sphere between Russia and the Holy See […]

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