Agency for the development of human capital in the far East launched the onboarding service and support of believers who have moved or plan to move to the far East, according to the Ministry</u>.
The Agency has opened a hotline for receiving complaints from conservatives from all over the world. Service specialists will answer not only questions about what to do to move to the far East, but also across the spectrum of issues related to life in the region, obtaining government support, legal assistance and many other urgent daily issues moved of old believers, listed on the Ministry’s website, said the General Director of the Agency for the development of human capital in the far East, Valentin Timakov.
Service is created on the initiative of the head of Minvostokrazvitiya Alexander Galushka. It must provide interoperability between the old believers who moved or planning to move to the far East, and authorities.
Practical on-site assistance with the adaptation of old believers moved to have two of the Ombudsman for the rights of old believers: in the Amur region – the former mayor of the city Free Robert Kaminski, in Primorye – Fedor Kronikovskyi, as well as a lawyer.
March 16, Russian President Vladimir Putin met with head of the Russian Orthodox old believers ‘ Church, Metropolitan Cornelius. The meeting among other things discussed the celebration in 2020 of the 400th anniversary of the birth of Avvakum and the resettlement of old believers from abroad, said “Interfax-Religion”.
Over the last seven years in the framework of the state program on rendering assistance to voluntary resettlement to Russian Federation of compatriots living abroad, on the territory of Primorsky region and Amur region moved more than 150 believers from the countries of South America. In the far East they settled in the village Lubimovka Dalnerechensky district of Primorsky Krai, the village of Dersu Krasnoarmeisky district of Primorsky Krai, a village near the city Free of the Amur region.
Earlier it was reported that the head of Primorye Vladimir Miklushevsky instructed the Department of land and property relations of the Krai and the head of the Krasnoarmeyskiy district to help the local believers getting “far Eastern hectare”, said RIA “Novosti”.
The old believers, or drevlepravoslavnaya, is a set of religious movements and organizations in the mainstream of the Russian Orthodox Church, who reject Church reform 1650-1660 years taken for the unification of the liturgical rite of the Russian Church with the Greek and the Church of Constantinople. Now the believers, as before, only consider themselves Orthodox Christians, qualifying of the Russian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate as non-Orthodox.
Many conservatives in the years of Soviet power, escape persecution, he moved to Latin America. Since 2009, they can return to their historical homeland.
According to the foreign Ministry in Bolivia is home to about three thousand believers, in Brazil there are seven major old believer communities in Argentina, home to eight families of old believers, Uruguay – more than 200 conservatives. Also large communities are in Australia, Alaska, Canada and Europe.