Real income of population in Russia won’t grow fast in near future — analystBusiness & Economy August 24, 8:19
Strategic bombers of Russian Air Force make flights over Pacific Ocean, Sea of JapanMilitary & Defense August 24, 6:59
UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
RIGA, December 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia will visit Latvia on May 17-18, 2014, co-chairman of the Russian-Latvian Business Council Vassily Melnik told Radio Baltkom on Friday.
“The Russian patriarch’s important visit will take place on May 17-18, 2014. Latvian President Andris Berzins confirmed this term. Metropolitan Alexander of Riga and All Latvia is working on an agenda of the Russian patriarch’s visit,” Melnik said.
“I believe that Latvia will prove its hospitality once again. Despite the tense situation ahead of the parliamentary elections everything will be well,” the official said.
The exact date of Patriarch Kirill’s visit has not been specified yet.
In June 2013 the Russian patriarch visited Estonia to meet Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, parliament speaker Ene Ergma, Tallinn Mayor Edgar Savisaar. Patriarch Kirill consecrated an Orthodox church in the name of the icon of the Mother of God Who is Quick to Hear. The church was built in Tallinn where Patriarch Alexy II, who was born in the city, laid the foundation 10 years ago.