20 Aug 2018 a grave that was in the refectory Church of the Solovetsky monastery, under the chairmanship of his Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill held a meeting on issues of preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago, according to patriarhiei.
The Presidium meeting were his Holiness Patriarch Kirill, the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the northwestern Federal district Alexander Beglov, Director of the Russian Institute for strategic studies, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for the preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago M. E. Fradkov.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Russian Orthodox Church managing the Affairs of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga Varsonofy; Chairman of the Synodal Department for monasteries and monasticism, Abbot of the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius Archbishop Feognost, of Sergiev Posad; head of Administrative Secretariat of the Moscow Patriarchate, Archbishop Sergius of Solnechnogorsk; vicar of Spaso-Preobrazhensky Solovetsky Stavropegial monastery Archimandrite Porfiry (Shutov); head of the Legal service of the Moscow Patriarchate abbess Xenia (Chernega).
Also the meeting was attended by the Governor of the Arkhangelsk region I. A. Orlov, the head of the Republic of Karelia A. O. Parfenchikov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on science, education and culture S. E. Rybakov, Deputy Minister of construction and housing utilities of the Russian Federation L. O. Stavitsky; Deputy Minister of culture of the Russian Federation S. E. Obryvalin; Deputy Director of the Department of culture of the Russian Government O. S. the Queen; rector of Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M. V. Lomonosov E. V. Kudryashova, Deputy Governor of the Arkhangelsk region — head of representative offices in Arkhangelsk region at the Government of the Russian Federation E. S. Kutukov; Deputy Chairman of Arkhangelsk region government A. G. Shestakov; the head of the Agency for development of Solovetsky archipelago of the Arkhangelsk region E. V. Korneeva; Deputy General Director for capital construction of JSC “EKO Concern “Almaz-Antey” O. V. Vavilov, General Director of the Foundation for preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago A. V. Khodos; the chief Federal inspector for the Arkhangelsk region of the office of the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in Northwest Federal district V. N. The Ievlev; the head of the municipality “seaside municipal district” V. A. Rodkina; the head of the municipality “Rural settlement “solovetskoe” E. A. Tutukov.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church addressed the participants of the meeting with the word.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill thanked Mikhail Fradkov for agreeing to chair the Foundation for the preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago and wished “strength and assistance of God in the new service to the Fatherland and the Russian Orthodox Church.”
At the meeting the following papers were presented:
- M. E. Fradkov about the creation of a Fund for the preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago, on the work plan of the Fund for a period of three years;
- I. A. Orlov — on the implementation of measures for preservation and development of the Solovetsky archipelago;
- A. O. Parfenchikov — on activities in the territory of the Republic of Karelia, aimed at providing livelihoods and infrastructure development of the Solovetsky archipelago;
- S. G. Obryvalin — on works on restoration of objects of cultural heritage, construction and reconstruction.
Also, the Deputy Director of the culture Department of the Russian Government O. S. Korolev, first Deputy Minister of construction and housing utilities of the Russian Federation L. O. Stavitsky.
At the end of the debate, the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the North-West Federal district Alexander Beglov.
In his concluding remarks, his Holiness Patriarch Kirill thanked Mikhail Fradkov for agreeing to lead the Fund for the development of the Solovetsky archipelago.