January 07, 2014 12:15
Medvedev greets Patriarch on Christmas, thanks for spiritual patronage
MOSCOW. Jan 7 (Interfax) - President Vladimir Putin has greeted the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, on Christmas, the government website reported on Tuesday.
"This holiday presents the light of faith, the warmth of love and the happiness of hope. It consolidates the moral foundations of our society helping people to learn Christian values of kindness, mercy and mutual respect," the message says.
"A great role in this belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church, to your efforts, Your Holiness. Your selfless mission, your tireless call to follow Christian commandments and enormous personal contribution to the spiritual revival of the county deserve deep respect," the premier said.
"I wish you good health, spiritual power and new successes in your responsible primatial service to the Fatherland, our people and the Russian Orthodox Church. I am sincerely grateful to you for your attention and spiritual patronage and guidance. My wife joins my greetings," the message says.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at email@example.com)
March 25, 2017
OSCE representative expects Chisinau, Tiraspol to fulfill remaining half of priority agreements reached in 2016
Ukrainian Railways loses almost 30,000 cargo, 1,500 passenger railroad cars in Donbas
NATO gives high marks to Ukraine's efforts on defense reform
Criminal case opened on basis of protest organized by supporters of former deputy Zhaparov in Bishkek - Kyrgyz deputy interior minister
Extremist movement activist gets 5 years in jail in Uzbekistan
At least 25 journalists were detained in Belarus on Saturday - association
Belarusian president orders creation of memorial in Kuropaty where victims of Stalin repression were buried
Germany extradites to Russia man suspected of assisting illegal militant group in Ingushetia
Monument to victims of Communism to be installed in Estonia
Saakashvili announces major unification of Ukraine's democratic forces, says early elections are possible
Big landing ship Georgy Pobedonosets completes missions in Mediterranean, enters Atlantic Ocean
RUSADA launches distance education anti-doping platform similar to those existing in Germany, Spain
Mount Gazprom appears in Altai