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Photo credit: Relations between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches are developing very actively, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), Metropolitan Hilarion states. He said this after the...

13.02.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: Sochelnik or Christmas Eve is celebrated today, January 6, by believers of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), RIA Novosti reports. By tradition, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow led the morning service in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The head of the ROC in...

06.01.2020 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The rector of The Holy Cross Exaltation Monastery Archimandrite Seraphim (Vopel) spoke about plans for the construction of a new Orthodox church in West Virginia in 2020. The need to build a church, which will be similar to the Moscow Sretensky...

28.11.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: In the conditions of severe trials that Orthodoxy has to endure, the Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilus III stated that he fully supported the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC). He came to Russia to present the prize of the Fund for the Unity of Orthodox Peoples, Interfax news agency...

22.11.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo credit: The festive service and procession celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in the Israelian city of Jaffa. Church events in honor of the anniversary date were timed to the day of memory of the holy righteous Tabitha, who was buried on the mission territory, RIA Novosti...

08.11.2019 Subject: Religion

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


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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.
The Russian school is usually criticized for endless reforms and the notorious unified national exam. However it provides a rather high-quality consistent classical education following legacy of the very Prussian gymnasium, which was the foundation for its predecessors, schools of the Russian Empire and the USSR, to grow upon. Thus, it is a potent soft power tool abroad. However, mere financial and licensing support to private Russian schools in other countries is insufficient for this soft power to be efficient.
75 years ago, the United States detonated nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and four years later the Soviet Union got its atomic weapons. 75 years ago, the most horrendous and destructive military action in the history of mankind took place. US dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.