Serbian Orthodox Church

Elderly refuse to be evacuated as Morava floods village

Most villagers have been evacuated, while a local road has been closed.

The head of the emergency service in Krusevac told TV Prva that about 20 people had been evacuated from Djunis during Tuesday, but that several elderly persons refused to leave their homes. They are now being provided for with adequate care and supplies.

Russian FM attends unveiling of mosaic in Church of St. Sava

Among those attending the unveiling on Thursday were Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Serbian Patriarch Irinej.

Vucic recalled that 70 artists from Russia and Serbia worked to create the decoration, made in Moscow - "weaving in millions of glittering pieces into one single message of brotherhood and solidarity."

Magnificent mosaic in dome of St. Sava's Temple/PHOTOS

It depicts the Ascension of Jesus Christ.

Although the mosaic will be officially unveiled in the coming days by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, is publishing photographs from inside this Serbian Orthodox church - the largest Orthodox temple in Europe - with the permission of the author, Politika's photojournalist Zeljko Jovanovic.

(Zeljko Jovanovic/Politika)

Russia concerned about position of Serbian Church in Kosovo

Tanjug reported this, citing TASS.

"The Serbian Orthodox Church still faces mistreatment. Kosovo Albanians are trying to impose an economic blockade on it, to deprive it of its property and all means of subsistence," the Russian diplomat told a session of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday.