The Presidential Representative of the Central Russian District
of Russia Received the Clergy of the Russian Church Abroad
week, Georgii Sergeevich Poltavchenko, Presidential Representative
of the Central District of Russia received Priest Serafim Gan and
Subdeacon Eugene Kallaur in his office in Moscow. Priest Serafim
expressed the gratitude of His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus and
his delegation to Georgii Sergeevich for the warm reception given
at the Moscow Kremlin, and asked to relay the gratitude of the First
Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia to the
President of Russia for setting aside time to greet His Eminence
and His Eminence Archbishop Mark at his personal residence in Novo-Ogarevo.
Georgii Sergeevich then told of his travels in Russia and to Mt.
Athos and about the help that the government gives the Russian Orthodox
Church in its service to God and the Russian people.