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Russian public activists to sum up work under ‘Symbol of Russia’ program

January 22, 2013, 8:28 UTC+3
Participants in the meeting will sum up results of the work accomplished and will map out plans for the future
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MOSCOW, January 22 (Itar-Tass) – Board of trustees of the Public Programs ‘Prince Alexander of the Neva’ and ‘Prince Alexander of the Neva: the Symbol of Russia’ will have a meeting in the Cathedral of the Savior in Moscow Tuesday.

Participants in the meeting will sum up results of the work accomplished and will map out plans for the future.

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill I is expected to chair the meeting. The list of participants due to take part in discussions includes the President of the Russian State Railway Corporation RZD, Vladimir Yakunin, the CEO of the UGMK Holding company, Andrei Kozitsyn, Justice Ministry Alexander Konovalov, Auditor of the Auditing Chamber, Alexander Piskunov, Pskov region Governor Andrei Turchak, and the President of MGIMO Diplomatic University, Anatoly Torkunov.

‘Prince Alexander of the Neva’ program, which is run by the Center for National Glory and the St Apostle Andrew’s Foundation, aims to fortify the moral and spiritual foundations of Russian society. It was launched in 2006

Patriarch Kirill I took chairmanship of the Board of Trustees as the Chairman of Honor in 2011. In the same year, cooperation with another program ‘Prince Alexander of the Neva: The Symbol of Russia”.

Joint efforts of coordinators and participants in the two programs have made it possible to produce a number of events like the International Maritime Cross-Bearing Procession, Christmas Pedagogical Readings, photo exhibitions, the St Alexander’s Days festival, the drafting of an encyclopedia on the churches devoted to the St Prince Alexander, and the publication of books devoted to the tercentenary anniversary since the foundation of the Monastery in the name of St Alexander of the Neva in St Petersburg that will be marked broadly this April.


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