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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

Photo: Orthodox believers celebrate the Meeting of the Lord, one of the 12 major church holidays, on Friday, February 15, RIA Novosti reports. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill will celebrate Divine Liturgy on this day. It will be held in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.  ...

15.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Русский православный приход, действующий в итальянском Сан-Ремо, решил перейти в юрисдикцию Русской зарубежной церкви, сообщает РИА «Новости». Ранее он входил в Русский экзархат Западной Европы, который был распущен Константинополем. Russian...

06.02.2019 Subject: Religion

Photo: Russian Buddhists celebrated the New Year according to the Eastern calendar on the night of February 5, TASS reports. The year of "yellowish earth pig" started at dawn. Sagaalgana, as the holiday is called, has no exact date. It is calculated according to the lunar calendar. People visit their friends and relatives...

05.02.2019 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.
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