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News The Holy Synod of the UOC has severed the Eucharistic communion with the Constantinople Patriarchate, TASS reports. The decision was made at a meeting that took place on November 13 in the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. This measure is due to the Constantinople's illegal interference in the internal affairs of the...

14.11.2018 Subject: Religion

Flickr / Kristina Savic The anniversary of the first Orthodox church built in the Caribbean has been marked in Havana, TASS reports. Celebration took place on November 4 in the temple consecrated in honor of the Kazan Icon of the God Mother. This year is the 10th...

05.11.2018 Subject: Religion The Cossack icon of Tsar Nicolas II the martyr was brought to monasteries on Holy Mount of Athos, TASS reports. According to Sergey Krishtal, a Cossack colonel of the Association of Cossacks of Russia and the ataman of Nadymsk Cossack Community, the next planned destinations include European countries, such as Poland, Austria and Germany.  ...

29.10.2018 Subject: Religion

Unidentified assailants have placed images of Stalin with “Stalin patriarchy” slogan to walls of Saint Vladimir church in Lviv region, RIA Novosti reports. Lviv diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has expressed concern with the current incident. Orthodox priests have called to stop fomenting enmity...

26.10.2018 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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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.
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