Fursenko: the Church Slavonic language is unlikely to become a compulsory subject in schools

© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikova in fotoballoon of the President of the Russian Federation Andrey FursenkoFursenko: the Church Slavonic language is unlikely to become a compulsory subject in schools© RIA Novosti / Valery Melnikovite the image Bank

Church Slavonic language is unlikely to become a compulsory subject in Russian schools, said Russian presidential aide Andrei Fursenko.

On Saturday, the press Secretary of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, the priest Alexander Volkov said that learning the basics of the Church Slavonic language it would be appropriate to include in the school curriculum in Russia.

«In terms of a mandatory subject, I think that’s unlikely, given the tensions of our schedule, I don’t think that’s possible. There is also some part of variable,» — said Fursenko told reporters.

«If a school wants to learn it, then you don’t disturb them», he added.

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