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News Orthodox believers celebrate the Palm Sunday feast which commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem today, April 1, TASS reports. The Bible say that Jesus arrived in Jerusalem one week before his Resurrection. Instead of palm leaves Russians use branches of...

01.04.2018 Subject: Religion

Russian Orthodox Church representative office at Antioch Eparchy Bible studies in Russian are going to start next month in the Syrian capital. They are organized in the representative office of the Orthodox Church in Damascus. All Russian-speaking population of Damascus and its...

30.03.2018 Subject: Religion The Orthodox cathedral of the Holy Virgin was sanctified in the city of Torrevieja, Spain. It was named in honor of the Patron Saint's Day of the church community. The church is located in a beautiful place just in 400 meters from the Mediterranean Sea next to the...

27.03.2018 Subject: Religion

A festive program dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Dormition Cathedral in Helsinki started on March 25 in the capital of Finland, the Yle website informs. The program was opened by a chorus series of Maximilian Steinberg based on the church chanting. This music composition by the Russian composer of the beginning of the 20th century was believed to be lost for a long time. The music chart was...

26.03.2018 Subject: Religion

Gorniy Svet Charity Foundation assisting creative initiatives, projects and arts with support of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society and the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for external church relations have completed production of the film titled Return to the Promised Land. ...

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As the Russkiy Mir reported, residents of Papua New Guinea addressed the head of the Russian Orthodox Church with a collective petition to establish an Orthodox mission in their country. This proposal was put forward after Kirill Shrakbul, a priest and head of the ROC mission in Taiwan, had visited Papua New Guinea.
On September 1, millions of children in Russia went to school. And millions of their peers in Ukraine also went to schools. Everything seems to be the same: flowers, bows, well-dressed children, excited parents... And yet there is a difference and a very significant one: children in Russia go to schools to study in their native language. However, starting with this academic year, hundreds of thousands of Russian-speaking children no longer have this opportunity in Ukraine.
The opposition bloc won at the parliamentary elections held in Montenegro. Its position is considered pro-Serb and pro-Russian. Director of the Center for Contemporary Balkan Crisis Studies of the RAS Institute of Slavic Studies Dr. Elena Guskova believes that if the opposition succeeds in uniting efforts the country's foreign policy can seriously change.
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