Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin and Alexey Navalny discuss prospects of dialogue between authorities and society

On Wednesday, the head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, held talks with renowned blogger and opposition activist Alexey Navalny. 

The meeting took place at St. Nicholas Cathedral on Three Hills, Father Vsevolod being its rector.

"It was an interesting and friendly talk. We talked about an hour, then Mr. Navalny took part in our parochial fasting meal on the Eve of Epiphany," the priest told Interfax-Religion.

Vladimir Tor, head of the Russian Public Movement, also participated in the meeting.

"We discussed the recent rallies, Mr. Navalny told us about further plans of the forces who are doubtful that elections were held correctly. We exchanged opinions on how to help develop the dialogue between various political and public forces and dialogue between authorities and society," the interviewee of the agency said.

He did not comment on how exactly the parties will help develop such a dialogue.

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