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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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Dozens of poems, stories and essays have participated in the Russian-Speaking Oceania contest, organized by Unification Russian weekly from Sydney. There were such contests in Australia and New Zealand, but for the first time such a big territory was covered. There are not so much Russian compatriots “from the islands” yet but they are being noticed.
150 years ago, on October 22, 1870, Ivan Bunin was born. He was a Russian poet and prose writer, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, emigrant and one of the most sophisticated and unbiased witnesses of his turbulent time.
Foreigners put blind trust in stories about Russian bears, nuclear threat and ubiquarian KGB agents. However, the list of the most convincing myths about Russia is topped by the one of Russian drinking. It turned out to be so strong and persistent that even the Russians have believed  it. It is not a mere coincidence that our fellow citizens think Russian people have always drunk, and a holiday  feast is considered to be a national tradition. Who made the whole world believe the banal stereotypes? Why do all historians claim the opposite and who benefits from the myth of Russian drinking?
Our compatriot community includes a lot of dynamic female members that have managed to realize their potential in another countries and provide assistance to those who have faced difficulties. Elizaveta Donnery, a solicitor from Ireland, Natalia Zhukova, a family psychologist from Finland, and Anastasia Tikhonova, a member of the Russian Women Association in Malaysia and a volunteer helping women who face domestic violence, tell us about their activities.
Mikhail Illarionovich Golenishchev-Kutuzov, an outstanding Russian military leader and diplomat, was born 275 years ago. Everyone knows about his achievements in the wars with the Turks and Napoleon. Let us look into a little less known, but incredibly remarkable facts from our great compatriot’s life.