Press review: Iran may rock Turkish Stream’s boat and How Russia-US ties sway PolandPress Review October 23, 13:00
Russia committed to Iraq’s territorial integrity — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 12:58
Raqqa’s liberation does not spell downfall of IS, expert saysWorld October 23, 12:31
Russian defense contractor delivers second regiment set of S-400 missile systemsMilitary & Defense October 23, 12:04
Italy's Veneto to fight against sanctions policy towards RussiaWorld October 23, 10:33
Cyprus expects to increase tourist flow from RussiaBusiness & Economy October 23, 9:54
Japanese PM Abe preparing for new meeting with PutinWorld October 23, 8:42
Former Argentine president to become senatorWorld October 23, 4:19
Coalition wants Raqqa to be a Syrian center beyond Assad’s control — Russian senatorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:22
MOSCOW, September 11 (Itar-Tass) - The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS), which is the oldest Russian public organisation, intends to continue providing humanitarian aid to the Syrian people, IOPS deputy chairperson Yelena Agapova said.
Speaking at a news conference on Wednesday, Agapova said Syria “pins hopes on Russia and the Russian people”.
The IOPS “intends to expand humanitarian aid and bring the peace-making spirit to the Bible region by using public diplomacy as soft power”, she said.
Since the beginning of the year the IOPS has carried 58.8 million rouble humanitarian aid to Syria, chairman of the IOPS Moscow office Sergei Baidakov said.
“Six lots of humanitarian aid have been given to Patriarch John X of Antioch and Supreme Mufti Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun of Syria to distribute it among people regardless their confession,” Baidakov said.
Humanitarian aid, including medications, medical equipment, foodstuffs and essentials, were given to Damascus’ hospital in the beginning of August.