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Posted: 05 Oct 2012 @ 00:44
Russian Church consecrates North Pole
A RUSSIAN Orthodox bishop has dropped a memorial capsule intothe Arctic Ocean at the North Pole. Inscribed with a blessing fromthe Patriarch of Moscow, Kirill I, it consecrates the North Pole,and marks the 1150th anniversary of the Russian state. Bishop Iakovof the Naryan-Mar and Mezen diocese said that the event "symbolisesthe efforts of the state to recover the position of Russia, and[is] confirmation of its achievements in the Arctic", a ...
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