World Russian People's Council

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The World Russian People's Council (Russian: Всемирный Русский Народный Собор) is an international public organization and forum.[1]

It is a place of meeting for people who are united under a shared objective – concern over the present and future of Russia. In Council sessions, participants include governmental representatives, leaders of public associations, clergy members of the major religions in Russia, science and culture figures, and delegates of Russian communities from the near and far abroad.

The World Russian People's Council was founded in 1993. It is headed by the Apostolical Patriarch of Moscow and Russia, Kirill.

Regional departments operate in many Russian cities, including Volgograd, Kaliningrad, Smolensk, and Sarov.

On 21 July 2005, the World Russian People's Council was given special consultative status within the United Nations.

During its 10th meeting, held on 4–6 April 2006 in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, it adopted The Russian Declaration of Human Rights.[2][3]