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News The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) says that noncanonical autocephaly may cause a split in Orthodoxy, Interfax news agency reports. According to the Department of External Church Relations representative Archpriest Igor Yakimchuk, the scale of this split can be compared with and probably surpass the...

13.09.2018 Subject: Religion Visit of the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church to Romania would be beneficial to the Orthodox collaboration, Patriarch of All Romania believes. In his words, the relations between the two churches started several centuries ago and kept on broadening and strengthening over this time, TASS reports....

03.08.2018 Subject: Religion

© Christians found themselves in a very disastrous situation, according to the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church, who mentioned this subject in the course of meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, TASS reports. Their conversation took place today, on June 20, in the Russian capital. As per Patriarch Kirill, the Middle East undergoes a...

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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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