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Photo credit: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte invited the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) to expand its presence in the country, TASS reports. He spoke about this during his speech at a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club. Duterte is sure that Orthodoxy will help curb the spread of the ideology of terrorists. The head of state...

04.10.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The vast majority of clergy of the West European Russian Exarchate in Europe have expressed a desire to join the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the website of the Moscow Patriarchate reports. The collective decision was made after a meeting of clergymen, which was held in Paris on September...

30.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The first stone of the future Orthodox church has been laid down in the Lebanese city of Zahl. The temple will be dedicated to the icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary “Unexpected joy", Sedmitsa.RU reports. The ceremony was attended by hierarchs of the Antioch Patriarchate, foreign...

26.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The Holy Synod integrates the head of the Archdiocese of the Western European Parishes of Russian Tradition as well as clergy and parishes who wish to follow him, to join the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC).  Earlier, the head of the “Russian exarchate”, Archbishop John (Renneto), requested the entry into the jurisdiction of the Russian Orthodox Church...

16.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III expressed strong support for the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Interfax news agency reports. According to him, there is only one Orthodox church in Ukraine - the one led by Metropolitan Onufry and which over the past year has been attacked by the Ukrainian...

06.09.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Orthodox worshippers around the globe celebrate one of the main church holidays - the Ascension of Christ – on Thursday, June 6, TASS reports. After the Resurrection, the Savior repeatedly met with his apostles, teaching them the basics of faith. On...

06.06.2019 Subject: Religion


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“I was astonished by power of the Vologda church, and its spirit,” said the famous Italian architect Elisabetta Fabbri having visited the dilapidated Church of the Descent of the Holy Spirit. While spending a few days in Vologda, the Master of Architecture, a member of the Venice Order of Architects and Conservation Professionals, the conservation architect of Teatro alla Scala and other opera houses in Italy, and the recipient of the presidential order supported the restoration of the church and gave valuable recommendations. She inspired Vologda students to restoration feats and told her Russian colleagues about modern restoration trends and techniques used in Europe.
The first Winter School of the Russian language was held for Japanese citizens at Pacific State University. At the request of students, the opening of the Winter School was timed to coincide with the Russian winter holiday - Maslenitsa. The students used their spare time to get acquainted with the sights of the Khabarovsk Territory.
Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna, the younger sister of Emperor Nicholas II, wrote in her memoirs: “…the only sovereign houses that were not related to the Romanovs were the Habsburgs, the Bourbons and the House of Braganza ...” Russian grand dukes used to marry foreign princesses, and princesses married rulers of other states.
Ekaterina Burvikova, a teacher of Russian from the USA, came up with an unorthodox method for teaching Russian as a foreign language. She teaches her students through Instagram. Recently, she shared her method with colleagues from other countries at a conference on Russian language, which was held in Pskov. During her interview with the Russkiy Mir, she told how to motivate nowadays students to learn Russian.
The world of sports, and not only sports, was shocked by the expected and yet unexpected news - Maria Sharapova officially announced her retirement from tennis, which she dedicated 28 out of nearly 33 years of her life to. It is inconceivable, but probably really enough. Even if Maria has not been in the top ten or even in the top hundred for quite a while, she will forever stay in the history of women's tennis as one of its most prominent players.