Български Русский English
Russian church supports military operation in Syria
Thursday, 07 January 2016 11:36

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill has expressed support of Russia's military operation in Syria.

"What is now happening in the seemingly remote Syria, which in fact is not remote, it's literally our neighbor, is defense of the Fatherland," the patriarch said in an interview that will air on Rossiya 1 television (VGTRK) on Thursday.

The patriarch said that, if terrorism wins in Syria, "it will have a huge chance of extremely darkening the life of our people and causing trouble, if not winning.

"For this reason, this war is defensive, it's not even so much of a war, it's target impact. However, nevertheless, this participation by our people in military action, and this war is fair as long as it is defensive," he sad.

The patriarch recalled that Christianity "justifies military action when it defends people, society and the state.

"Additionally, we all know very well what horrible trouble terrorism brings. Our people have come through terrible trials, Beslan, Volgograd, one can't mention everything. We were burned by that pain, we know what it is. And what about our plane downed over Sinai? For this reason, everything that is happening is a response defensive action. In this sense, we have every right to speak about a fair fight," he said.

The patriarch said Russia's actions contribute to the saving of the people of Syria and the Middle East in general, including Christians.

MH17 crash investigation: Russia reacts to another portion of drag

article thumbnail

The Kremlin commented on the report from the international investigative group about the crash of the Malaysian Boeing in the Donbas. According to official spokesman to Russian President Putin, the conclusions that the investigators made in the most recent report were not final and shall not be co [ ... ]

Tanks A Lot: Russia's Advanced Armata T-14 'Already in Serial Production'

article thumbnail

Russia11:56 14.03.2016Get short URL © AFP 2016/ YURI KADOBNOV Dave Majumdar, Defense Editor of the US magazine The National Interest, quoted a top Russian defense industry executive as saying that Russia's Armata family of combat vehicles, including the [ ... ]

Russian Economy Shows High Adaptability to Oil Shocks

article thumbnail

Russia12:26 16.03.2016(updated 12:41 16.03.2016) Get short URLMOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian economy has shown itself to be highly adaptable to shocks on the global oil market, the country's Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said Wednesday. ©  [ ... ]