Patriarch Kirill received an honorary doctorate of KRSU

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photovacation of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. Archival photoPatriarch Kirill received an honorary doctorate of KRSU© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, attending may 27-29, Kyrgyzstan, became an honorary doctor of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU), the decision adopted by the academic Council of the University.

Doctorate awarded to the Patriarch «for his enormous contribution to strengthening peace and friendly relations between the peoples of Russia and Kyrgyzstan for the development of spirituality and moral principles in the relations between people, with the support of KRSU».

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church on Monday visited the University, where held, including a presentation of his book «Freedom and responsibility: in search of harmony», published in the Kyrgyz language. The rector of KRSU Mr nifadiev presented Patriarch professorial gown, cap and diploma.

Participating in the ceremony the Minister of education and science of Kyrgyzstan Gulmira Kudaiberdiyev said that the meeting with Patriarch Kirill is «the most important event for the whole multinational people of Kyrgyzstan.»

According to Kudaiberdieva, the book of the Patriarch «Freedom and responsibility» «provides a good opportunity to reflect on many moral concepts in terms of the proclamation of the freedom of the individual without any moral responsibility.»

«Your book gives people find the right answers to the challenges of modern life,» the Minister added.

«Today we have in the whole of Kyrgyzstan holiday: we visited the ideologist of Orthodoxy, preacher of Orthodoxy in the world, a spiritual father,» — said in turn, the rector of the KRSU.

Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University was opened in 1993 in accordance with the Treaty on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance between Kyrgyzstan and Russia. The educational process in KRSU is carried out in Russian, the educational process is conducted according to the standard of the Russian Federation. The University has more than 9 thousand students.