Rus News Journal

Five-foremen promise investments

Yesterday Irkutsk the councillor on interaction with religious associations has visited at the president of the Russian Federation, the chairman of the Russian incorporated Union of Christians of belief evangelical Sergey Rjahovsky. It has met representatives of the regional authorities, and also has given a press - conference on a theme Tolerance and religious extremism in Russia . The mister Rjahovsky is convinced that in Siberia and in the Far East it is possible to construct new free Russia where the law ", at last, will be realised; About a freedom of worship and religious associations also considers that costs to Russia a few to change a point of view to some faiths as to the country there will arrive thousand businessmen from every corner of the globe.
Sergey Rjahovsky - a member of the commissions on communications with religious associations at the president of the Russian Federation, the government of the Russian Federation and the plenipotentiary of the president in the Central federal district. Also it is the pastor in Moscow Churches Bozhiej and the co-chairman of the Advisory council of heads of Protestant churches of Russia. The mister Rjahovsky - the Protestant priest in the fourth generation. Church of Christians of belief evangelical (five-foremen) - one of Protestant faiths. In Angarski Krai its followers are nearby 500 persons, 10 arrivals are located in Irkutsk, also there are arrivals to seven territories of area.
- conference Sergey Rjahovsky was late For a press in connection with prolonged conversation with the chairman of regional committee on public relations and national relations Alexander Vasilevym. The mister Rjahovsky has informed journalists that is satisfied by the first acquaintance to the Irkutsk authorities from which party support and cooperation are promised to it. Then he has told about the purposes of the visit. As the committee-man at the president it has arrived to estimate the general religious conditions in region in the light of preparation of one more special Council at the president of the Russian Federation concerning extremism. As the pastor - the Protestant it considers very important the process which has begun now in Angarski Krai of centralisation of Church of Christians of evangelical belief.
Sergey Rjahovsky also has shared the image of problems of religious extremism with journalists. In his opinion, these problems occur from weakness of the state, absence of the state ideology of spirituality and the mechanism of action of the law on a freedom of worship. Separate conversation in this plan about Protestant faiths. any high-ranking official, the politician, military cannot publicly declare now that it the Protestant. In existing conditions it will be for it death similarly - the mister Rjahovsky has complained. Meanwhile, as he said, in the civilised world, for example, in America to declare the religious beliefs prestigiously and it is honourable, it is an element of positive image of the public person. The state loses on the developed negative relation to Protestants and other, more material benefits. There is Russia a few to change a point of view to these faiths as to the country there will arrive thousand businessmen from every corner of the globe to enclose the investments into our economy and social projects, Sergey Rjahovsky confirms.
In summary the Moscow visitor has told that in Siberia and in the Far East experiment on building " is most possible; the present free Russia . Siberia always was somewhat volnitsej, here there are more than possibilities, than in the central regions of Russia where there are more than problems and less tolerance and flexibility in decisions - has explained such optimistic view on the future of Siberia Sergey Rjahovsky.
the Chairman of regional committee on public relations and national relations Alexander Vasilev agrees that consolidation separated pjatidesjatnicheskih arrivals to Angarski Krai is necessary. if Sergey Rjahovsky really puts things in order, and the Church of Christians of belief evangelical will have a uniform centre, we only welcome it - mister Vasilev has underlined. As he said, the mister Rjahovsky is known as the opponent of activity the semireligious organisations and the supporter of strengthening of a legal field that is very important. Also the regional committee is ready to co-operate with Irkutsk Protestants in the field of social projects.

ELENA MISHCHENKO