The state, together with the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) should focus on social development and propaganda of traditional values, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. Her words leads TASS on Friday, February 17.
“Our task for the near and long term is to make “the good area” has grown and matured, and eventually turned into a huge “land of good”, covering the whole of our Homeland”, — Matvienko said at the ceremony of summing up all-Russian competition “the Scope of kindness”, organized by the Foundation of St. Basil the Great.
The Senator noted that the “cooperation” of the Institute of Church and state in the social sphere is constantly expanding. She noted that the Federation Council takes into account in its legislative activities, the wishes of the setting up of a Council for interethnic relations and cooperation with religious associations.
“No matter how difficult sometimes, we may be in life, let us never forget the wise and fortifying the strength of the human spirit of the biblical Covenant — “be Not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good””, she concluded.
At the end of January, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill in the state Duma. In particular, it is suggested to create a special Bank for the poor. First the Patriarch made a speech in the meeting room of the lower house of Parliament in January 2015.
In 2017 in the competition “Region of good” took part more than 60 regions of Russia. The purpose of the contest is to deliver the best social, cultural and educational initiatives by regional authorities.