Russian Orthodox Church supported the tariff of the “United Orthodox” company “Blagovest”, which involves a daily SMS with quotations of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill. In addition, the Russian Orthodox Church noted that this rate provides a good opportunity to improve internal communications. This was reported by TASS, citing a source in the Synodal Department for relations between Church and society and the media.
“We are aware that the organization, which has positioned itself as the agent of the company “Beeline”, provides a number of parishes special tariff plans, which involve, including receiving on a daily basis the quotations of his Holiness Patriarch Kirill and other services, focused on Orthodox believers. We, on the basis that the initiative is private, never opposed the use of these rates where there is a demand for such services”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
He added that “the Moscow Patriarchate supports this initiative, as the new tariff provides a good opportunity to improve internal communications.”
In “Blagovest” in turn, the Agency reported that it requested permission in the Patriarchate to use the quotes and received official permission. Quotes of the Patriarch of the company sends the Orthodox radio station “Radio Vera”.
Connect rates are in the churches of Moscow and Moscow region, Vladimir and Vladimir region, Tver and Tver region, as well as in Kaluga and Kaluga region. Anyone wishing to deactivate the service of sending quotes to refuse. Rate also include free calls across Russia.
Earlier the representative of “Beeline” Anna imasheva told that the company “parishes”, which provides cellular services under the brand name “toll”, not a virtual operator, and works as a corporate client.
That “toll” calls himself MVNO operator, announced previously, the newspaper “Vedomosti”. According to the newspaper, on the website of the company mentioned, she has become a virtual operator under the brand name “Blagovest” from 2016. At present such information on the website is missing.