The President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergey Shoygu gave a membership card of the Russian Geographical Society to Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
«I would like to perform a pleasant mission. I know that you used to be in the expeditions, it has left its mark in your life. I know that you are very much indifferent to the geography of our country, its history, and those discoveries, which were made by clergymen as well.
That is why, taking this opportunity, I would like to give you a membership card of the Russian Geographical Society», - Sergey Shoygu told, emphasizing that he was doing it «with great pleasure».
Patriarch Kirill expressed readiness to take part in the work of the Society. «You have already been taking part in it actively», - summed up the President of the Russian Geographical Society. He gave to the Patriarch three photos as well, two of which – are the works of the winners of «The most beautiful country» contest, and one of his own photo works.
Photo by Vadim Grishankin