Kuban and Russian old believers, Lipovans Romania will develop cooperation

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The head of Kuban Veniamin Kondratiev Tuesday at a meeting with representatives of the communities of Russian old believers-lipovan Romania said that the regional authorities will welcome everyone who want to return to their homeland, reports a press-service of administration of Krasnodar region.

The meeting was also attended by Vice-Governor Anna min’kova and jury Burlachko.

«We welcome the beginning of dialogue with representatives of communities of old believers. Due to various reasons your ancestors were forced to leave their homeland, but today in Russia all conditions are created to ensure that historical justice has been restored. We welcome all who want to return to the land of their fathers and grandfathers» – quoted in the message words of the Kondratieff.

According to the head of the delegation invited Theodore Silviu, in spite of permanent residence in Romania, representatives of old believers ‘ communities do not lose their ties with Russia and the Krasnodar region: «It is our historical and spiritual homeland, and in Romania we are trying to spread Russian culture and language, hold festivals of Russian poetry, Olympiad of Russian language». Silviu also noted that the first step of closer cooperation between the region and the community of believers may become cooperation in the field of education.

«In particular, the representative of the delegation appealed to the leadership of region with the request to support the training of teachers of Russian language», – stated in the message.

Min’kova, in turn, noted that the region has the Institute of education of Krasnodar Krai, on the basis of which, including perhaps the training of teachers from foreign countries.