President of 66th session of UN General Assembly visits St Sergius Lavra and Moscow Theological Academy

On May 1, 2012, the St Sergius Lavra of the Holy Trinity and the Moscow Theological Academy had the honour to welcome H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th session of the UN General Assembly, who was in Moscow for a visit at the invitation of the Russian Academy of Science’s Institute for Oriental Studies. He was accompanied by Archpriest Sergiy Zvonarev, DECR secretary for distant foreign countries, Dr. Mustapha Tlili, special advisor, Mr. A. Sarabiev, an IOS researcher, and other representatives of the Institute for Oriental Studies.

The guests were welcomed by Archimandrite Pavel Krivonogov, dean of the monastery.

Mr. Al-Nasser saw the monastery’s churches and visited the Church Archaeology Room at the Moscow Theological Academy. In the academy, the guests had a meeting and talk with the pro-rector for studies, Archpriest Pavel Velikanov.

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