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On 12 March 2019, at the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, DECR chairman, met with Mufti Albir Krganov, chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia.

Taking part in the meeting were also Mr. Denis Mustafin, head of the Administration for the city of Moscow of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims and of the Moscow Muftiyat Central Religious Organization; Hieromonk Stefan (Igumnov), DECR secretary for inter-Christian relations; Rev. Dimitry Safonov, DECR secretary for interreligious relations; and Deacon Ilya Kashitsyn, staff member of the DECR Secretariat for Interreligious Relations.

The participants in the meeting discussed various issues of cooperation between the two organizations, in particular, interfaith and international initiatives and humanitarian activities in Syria, noting a high level of interaction between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia.

DECR Communication Service