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Photo credit: / (CC BY 4.0) Day of the Baptism of Rus is celebrated on Wednesday, July 28, in Russia, TASS reports. It is timed to the Day of Remembrance of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir, the Baptist of Russia. This is one of the greatest...

28.07.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: the Press Service of the President of Russia / / (CC BY 4.0) Muslims in Russia on Tuesday, July 20, celebrate one of the most important Muslim holidays - Eid al-Adha, RIA Novosti reports. Muslims sacrifice an animal in memory of how the...

20.07.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: _Alicja_ / An Orthodox church in the Philippines, which was destroyed by massive earthquakes, has been restored, Interfax reports. The church was consecrated in honor of St. Helena, Equal-to-the-Apostles. It is located in the village of Little Baguio on the island of Mindanao. it was hit by several earthquakes at once 18 months ago. As a...

16.06.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Evgeny / 7 million rubles were collected by Russian Muslims to help the Palestinian population and residents of the Gaza Strip, who suffered from the escalation of the conflict with Israel, RIA Novosti reports. ...

15.05.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: ebrahim / The holiday of Eid al-Adha, which ends the fast of Ramadan, will be celebrated by Muslims in Russia, TASS reports. It will begin at sunset on May 12 and continue throughout the next day. ...

13.05.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Chad Husby / (CC BY-SA 1.0) May marks the 120th anniversary of the laying in New York of the foundation stone for St. Nicholas Cathedral, which is called the center of Orthodoxy in North America. The first contribution for the construction of the cathedral...

05.05.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: hrypov / Orthodox believers celebrate Easter on Sunday, May 2, TASS reports. The main Christian holiday, dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the crucifixion, symbolizes the victory of light over darkness, life over death. ...

02.05.2021 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: photochur / Holy Week began on April 26 for Orthodox believers, Interfax reports. On the week of the strictest fasting before Easter, they remember the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, his crucifixion and burial. ...

26.04.2021 Subject: Religion


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