Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations, during his stay in Harbin on 19 November 2009, met with the leaders of the Heilongjiang Province and Harbin Administrations for Religious Affairs.
The meeting was attended by the Director of Religious Affairs of Heilongjiang Province Zhang Kaifeng, the Director of Religious Affairs of the city of Harbin, Yang Haixin, the Office of Religious Affairs of Heilongjiang Province and Harbin City, representatives of the Foreign Affairs Office of Heilongjiang Province, as well as the executive secretary of the Council for Cooperation with Religious Associations under the President of Russia, the referent of the Office of the President of Russia's domestic politics A.I. Kudryavtsev, deputy chairman of the Department for External Church Relations Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Consul General of Russia in Shenyang S.N. Podberezko, employees DECR D.I. Peter and I.M. Kopeikin, First Secretary of the Embassy of Russia in China AP tumble, attaché of the Consulate General of Russia in Shenyang, L.S. Eremeykin. 
They discussed the situation of the Orthodox Chinese in the province and opportunities for giving support to the Community of the Protection of the Mother of God in Harbin on the basis of mutual understanding reached between the Chinese State Administration for Religious Affairs and the Russian Presidential Council for Cooperation with Religious Organizations.
 This paragraph translated by Nina Tkachuk Dimas