Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, secretary for the far abroad of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with the head of the representation of Republika Srbska (part of Bosnia and Herzegovina), Dusko Perovic, councillor of the president of Republika Srpska, at the DECR.
On August 27, 2018, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Russia Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi.
Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR), met with newly appointed Italian Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano.
On August 13, 2018, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Russia Ives Rossier visited the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations (DECR) and was received by the DECR vice-chairman Archpriest Nikolay Balashov.
On August 7, 2018, with a blessing of the dean of the Patriarchal Parishes in Thailand and the Russian Orthodox Church representative in Thailand, Archimandrite Oleg (Cherepanin), a working group visited the Ban Huai Sua village in the Tanah Seri Hills on the Thailand–Myanmar border.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia expressed condolences to the President of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, over the death of people as the result of the earthquake on Lombok island.
On 29 July 2018, Russia's Navy Day, the compatriots laid flowers to the Hope for Peace Monument in Reykjavik, Iceland.
The divine services marking the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Russia were celebrated at the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in various countries.
On July 24, 2018, leaders and representatives of the Rossotrudnichestvo missions held a section discussion on Support for Representatives of Partner Non-Commercial Organizations in Developing and Promoting International Humanitarian Projects, as part of their annual meeting at the press center of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On July 24, 2018, widows, parents and children of Russian servicemen who died in Syria, while on a visit to the Arab Republic of Syria at the invitation of President Bashar Assad, made a pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Orthodox Church of Antioch in Maaloula and Sednaya.