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On July 8th, Rossotrudnichestvo, supported by the Social and Cultural Initiatives Fund (SCIF), traditionally organizes celebrations to mark the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty, as part of the popular Orthodox holiday, Day of the Patrons of Family and Love Peter and Fevronia. Commemorative Medals for love and loyalty are awarded to the best families of our compatriots living abroad, whose marriages serve as examples of love, strength, devotion and family harmony.

Various events held on the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty are accompanied by thematic exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The main objective of these events is to promote traditional family values within foreign communities and among our fellow citizens, to preserve and to inculcate family as the primary institution for individuals’ formation and socialization, spiritual and moral foundations and continuity of generations around the world. In the course of these celebrations, the foreign representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo get a chance to further their relations with the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in various post-Soviet countries, the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, in the Slavic world, as well as with representatives of other religions in foreign countries.