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Orthodox Christians mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ on April, 28. On the previous day, the Holy Fire arrived in Moscow from Jerusalem. It was delivered to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia leads the festive Easter service there. "I would like...

28.04.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Primates of the four most ancient Orthodox churches of the world have called for the protection of the temples of the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church, RIA Novosti reports. This issue was discussed during the meeting of the Patriarchs of Alexandria Theodore II, John the Antioch X, Jerusalem Theophilus III...

19.04.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: The Day of Orthodox book is celebrated on Thursday, March 14, TASS reports. The holiday is set in honor of the release of the first Russian printed book. It was released by Ivan Fedorov 455 years ago. Scientists call the publication of the Apostle a special milestone in the history of all Eastern Slavic...

14.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Flickr/Kristina Savic The Lent begins for Orthodox people on Monday, March 11, RIA Novosti reports. It is considered the most durable and strict fasting.  This church custom appeared in the second century. The fast lasted 40 hours then, and a century later, it was...

11.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Orthodox believers all over the world observe Forgiveness Sunday on March, 10 this year. This particular day coincides with the last day of Maslenitsa Week. It is the last day before the Great Lent. On Forgiveness Sunday its' important that people ask forgiveness of their friends, relatives, and...

10.03.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: West European Russian Exarchate, previously abolished by Patriarch of Constantinople, refused to follow this decision, RIA Novosti reports. Voting was organized at the extraordinary assembly, which took place in Paris at the end of last week. Out of more than 206 participants, 191 decided that they would not obey...

25.02.2019 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.
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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.