RUSSIA INTRODUCES RESTRICTIONS ON ADOPTION OF CHILDREN TO COUNTRIES WITH SAME-SEX “MARRIAGES”

February 2014 The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree introducing a ban on adoption of children from Russia by same-sex couples from other countries, reports Interfax. According to the document, "adults of both sexes, with the exception of individuals who are married to individuals of the same sex whose civil unions are recognized as ...

President Dmitry Medvedev meets with Patriarch Kirill and Bishops, Clergy and Church Public

On November 5, after his visit to the 10th Church-public Exhibition-Forum ‘Orthodox Rus. Towards the Day of the People’s Unity’, President Dmitry Medvedev met with His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and representatives of the episcopate, clergy and laity of the Russian Orthodox Church at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. Participating in the ...

President Dmitry Medvedev visits the exhibition-forum ‘Orthodox Rus’ – Towards the Day of the People’s Unity’

5/11/2011 On November 5, 2011, President Dmitry Medvedev visited the 10th Church-Public Exhibition-Forum ‘Orthodox Rus’ – Towards the Day of the People’s Unity’. The exhibition is timed to the two holidays celebrated on November the 4th in Russia: the public Day of the People’s Unity and the church Day of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan. ...

MOFEPN Award to be Given to Abbas

2/11/2011 MOSCOW, November 2, 2011 (WAFA) - The International Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples (MOFEPN) Wednesday decided to award President Mahmoud Abbas the MOFEPN Patriarch Aleksei II Award, said an official letter. MOFEPN President, VA Alekseyev, sent a letter to the Palestinian embassy to Russia, saying Abbas is awarded for his outstanding ...

Dmitry Medvedev congratulates Karekin II on 60th birthday

22/08/2011 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has sent a congratulatory message to Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on his 60th birthday, according to the official website of the Russian Orthodox Church. “Your Holiness, I cordially congratulate you on your 60th birthday. The time of your primatial service has been marked with true flourishing of the Armenian ...

The Madrid authorities to transfer a land plot for construction of Russian Church

The authorities of Madrid will soon transfer a land plot for construction a Russian Orthodox church, Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimenes said at the ceremony of presenting the symbolic golden key to Madrid to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. "We are very pleased that Moscow and Madrid are sister cities, and that our cooperation ...

Patriarch Kirill Officially Enthroned

Moscow, February 1, Interfax - The 16th Russian Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has been enthroned on Sunday at a divine service in Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior – the first such ceremony ever held at this cathedral.According to the historical tradition, Metropolitans of Kiev and Minsk took the elected Patriarch ...