Thursday, November 3, 2011
Russian Orthodox Patriarch Meets with Kalmykian President, Bishop of Elista
Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of Moscow has met with Kalmykian President Aleksey M. Orlov and Bishop Zinoviy (Korzinkin) of the Orthodox Church in Kalmykia to discuss plans for the construction of a new diocesan cathedral in Elista, the capital of Kalmykia. The land for the cathedral was donated to the Russian Orthodox Eparchy of Elista by the Kalmykian government. More (in Russian) here.