ST. PETERBURG – On December 13, the head of the department for relations with religious associations of the St. Petersburg Governor’s Administration Vladimir Ivanov had an official meeting with the heads of traditional Protestant denominations of the city and region.
The conversation was held in an informal atmosphere. The participants discussed issues related to the upcoming Christmas events in the city and the projects planned for 2020.
Representatives of religious associations shared their experience of interaction with authorities and interdenominational cooperation. Special attention was paid to working with young people, forming the right spiritual and moral values among children, adolescents and youth. They also discussed the possibility of holding joint events.
The meeting was attended by Bishop Alexander Tsvetkov of the North-West Association of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, Bishop Michael Baranov of the Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith, Bishop Nikolai Smagin of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Vladimir Tsys, head of the Association of Christian Evangelical Churches in Northwest Russia; Viktor Markelov, pastor and representative of the Russian Union of Evangelical Faith Christians; Alexander Andryushchenko, bishop of the 21st Century Association of Nonprofit Organizations; and representatives of the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists.
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith based on Evangelical St. Petersburg