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Patriarch Kirill handed out books to children personally


14.03.2017

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The Day of Orthodox Books was celebrated today in Moscow, as per TASS. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin participated in the celebration together with schoolchildren and cadets.

Teachers organized lessons about the Old Russian literature and the book-printing history. Thematic exhibitions are opened in dozens of libraries. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church reminded that the first book titled Disciple was printed in Rus on this very day in 1564. He remarked that no electronic communication devices could substitute traditional paper books.

“Book is a tool of education and science development. Society and state do not progress without books”, the Patriarch said.

Sergey Sobyanin has underlined that Moscow deserved the name of the book capital. Many libraries and bookshops are concentrated in the city. Famous writers crated their masterpieces in Moscow, besides the capital citizens sincerely love books.

The Patriarch and the Mayor of Moscow handed out traditional book kits to children.

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