Russian school to be built in Damascus

The construction will be funded by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society

The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society will open a Russian school in Damascus.

"The foundation of a Russian school will be laid down in Damascus before the end of 2015," Sergei Stepashin, chairman of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, said.

"The construction of the school will be funded solely using the money provided by the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society," he said.

Stepashin recalled that "once there were some forty Russian schools in Syria."

"Now we should revive this tradition," he said.

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