Russian Orthodox Church

noun
an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Russian Orthodox Church — noun Any of a number of organizations based primarily in Russia and affiliated with the Eastern Orthodox Church of Christianity …   Wiktionary

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