Русский | | November 27, 2012 16:47
English translation by Nina Tkachuk Dimas

Patriarch Kirill: Chinese migrants need to learn respectful attitude to the way of life in Russia

Moscow. INTERFAX.RU - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said that migrant workers from China need to study Russian language and culture

"In the Far East there is a serious issue of Chinese migration, therefore stability and social peace in this region largely depend on working with migrants, including those of Chinese origin", - said the Patriarch in Moscow on Tuesday at a meeting with the bishops of Far Eastern dioceses and with Viktor Ishayev, the Russian President's envoy in the Far East.

The Church's leader believes it is important to consider measures aimed primarily at teaching migrant laborers te Russian language and culture, "so that being on Russian territory, they might know and respect the customs and way of life of the indigenous population."

According to the patriarch, in the near future, an appropriate course for migrant workers will be developed and centrally directed to the dioceses. Patriarch Kirill also noted the importance of increasing the presence of local young people alongside the Far Eastern clergy, young people who are familiar with and have adapted to conditions of life in Russia's remote regions.