The Church Opens an Integrated Reception and Assistance Center for Refugees in Moscow

Natalya Mihailova | 11 September 2014
PRAVMIR. September 10, 2014 . The Office for Assistance for Refugees at the Synodal Department for Charity has opened a comprehensive care center for refugees in Moscow.

The center’s staff and volunteers will be providing clothing and hygiene products, helping in finding a job and housing, and promoting the relocation of refugees to other settlements, while also giving advice, the Synodal Department for Charity’s press service stated.

The Center will not be feeding people, although refugees will be able to receive non-perishable food there.

The Center is based in the All-Saints of Russia Church in Novokosino (8B Suzdalskaya Street) and will be open on weekdays from 10AM to 6PM.

In order to receive help at the Church Center in Novokosino, one must present a Ukrainian passport and a migration card. The Center’s contact number is 8-916-726-87-28.

The Church’s hotline for aiding refugees continues to work: 8-800-200-41-98. Eighty-five people called this hotline last week.

Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible -,, and Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 euros a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 euros a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.