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The ROC explained why patriarch flew to beijing by special plane

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  • Nina Tkachuk Dimas
    http://www.rusnovosti.ru/news/261269/ The Russian Orthodox Church explained why the patriarch flew to Beijing by special plane   The Visit of the leader of
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      The Russian Orthodox Church explained why the patriarch flew to Beijing by special plane

       
      The Visit of the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church in China began onn the morning of the prior day. Even  bloggers have noted that the patriarch arrived on the liner of a special flying squadron "Rossia", although by law he could not use the airline's aircraft. Alexander Volkov, spokesman for the patriarch, stated that the head of the Russian Orthodox Church the special plane was provided as an exception. This is because of the of long distance of the flight. 

      "Regularly the patriarch never uses state aircraft. And we always find some possible means to ensure that private airlines would provide the aircraft for Patriarch's visits. The aircraft was granted for a specific visit of His Holiness the Patriarch to China," - said the head of the press service Patriarch. 

      Recall that the special aircraft division "Rossia" serves the country's president, prime minister, the leaders of both houses of parliament and several other senior officials. 

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