1150th anniversary of the Russian Statehood celebrated in Trivandrum

I am proud to say that he was one of my greatest foreign friends. 1150 years back Rurik made an attempt to gather people belonging to different the scattered tribal settlements near Vilikiy Novogorod. This resulted the formation of a Great Kingdom named Russia. Blending different culture and languages mean a lot in the formulation of a nation. Time is also important. A good number of people who spent years contribute greatly in the development of a country. Russia became a great nation with different civilization and culture thanks to different dynasties that ruled the country. History can never forget the genuine contribution of leaders and rulers. Celebrating the 1150th anniversary of the Russian Statehood all over the world especially in Russia underlines this facts” , said the Maaharaja. Former Ambassador of India and permanent representative of India to the United Nations Mr. T.P.Sreenivasan delivered the Key note address. In his speech, Mr.Sreenivasan Russians are proud of their history and culture and that is the main reason Russian Government gives priority to such celebrations. The Bishop of Malankara Orthodox Church His Grace Dr. Gabriel Mar Gregarious said that the Russian Orthodox Church established Co-operation with the Kerala based Malankara Orthodox Church centuries back. The visit of the present Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church His Holiness Kirill to Kerala marked a milestone in our relations. Honorary Consul of the Russian Federation and Director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Trivandrum Ratheesh C. Nair presided over the function. Mr.P.P.James, Deputy Editor Kerala Kaumudi also spoke on the occasion