Library of the Spirit

In 1991, the new conditions that arose in the aftermath of the break-up of the Soviet Union permitted Russia Cristiana to carry out, for the very first time, the cultural and ecumenical work previously carried out only in Italy also directly in Russian territory. To further assist the rebirth of …

About us

Russia Cristiana was set up in 1957 by Father Romano Scalfi with the aim of making the West more aware of the richness of the spiritual, cultural and liturgical tradition of the Russian Orthodoxy; to encourage ecumenical dialogue through actual life experiences; and to contribute to the presence of Christians …

Foundation

In 1992 the Russia Cristiana Foundation was set up with the aim of promoting and disseminating theological, liturgical and artistic studies and research on Eastern European countries and in particular Russia. Since 1997, in collaboration with academic institutions and European universities, state bodies, renowned authorities on culture, we have held …

Cultural activities

Russia Cristiana has from the outset been present at the Meeting in Rimini. Thanks to the numerous exhibitions it has presented over the years it has had an opportunity to bring certain topics on Russian culture to the attention of a large scale audience. From the world of art, with …

Editorial

“La Casa di Matriona” Founded in 1975, “La Casa di Matriona” publishes literary, religious, philosophical, historical and art texts on Russia. Among its more important publications is the translation of the works of Vladimir Solov’ëv, the series on the history of the Catholic and Orthodox churches in the USSR and …

Exhibitions

Russia Cristiana has from the outset been present at the Meeting in Rimini. Thanks to the numerous exhibitions it has presented over the years it has had an opportunity to bring certain topics on Russian culture to the attention of a large scale audience. From the world of art, with …

Liturgy

The celebration of the liturgy in the Byzantine-Slavic rite introduces one to the Divine Mystery and is of great ecumenical significance. The discovery of such a shared treasure in the ecclesial tradition is an act of remembrance and communion with the Church of the East. Among Russia Cristiana’s many forms …

Donate

You can help sustain the work of Russia Cristiana by making a donation. The bank account details are: IBAN:    IT33 O033 5901 6001 0000 0002 326 BIC (Banca Intesa): BCITITMX Bank branch for donations from Italy: Banca Prossima, filiale di Milano Account holder: Fondazione Russia Cristiana Purpose of payment: DONATION …