The publishing house "Cognition" in cooperation with the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage has published a book "Bridge of Unity over the Abyss of Disintegration", dedicated to Russian-Serbian inter-church relations during the difficult period of the collapse of Yugoslavia.
The author of the monograph published in the series "For the Unity of the Church" is Andrey Yuryevich Khoshev, Candidate of Technical Sciences, employee of the DECR Secretariat for Inter—Orthodox Relations, lecturer at the Department of External Church Relations of the General Church Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies.
In his research, A.Y. Hoshev attempted to uncover the problem of the situation of the Serbian Church on the eve of the war and in the context of the bloody clashes that broke out in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina from the late 1980s to 1995.
The author systematizes in detail the chronology of the relationship between the Serbian and Moscow Patriarchates during armed conflicts. Based on official correspondence and unique church documents of those years, he examines the most important events of inter-church relations, highlights the main directions and topics of interaction.
During the ordeal, the Serbian Orthodox Church actively defended the flock, which suffered genocide in the places of its centuries-old residence. She received constant support from the Hierarchy of the Russian Church, which, at various levels, in contacts with Russian and foreign political, religious and public figures, spoke out in defense of the Serbian people.
According to the website of the publishing house "Cognition", the book is recommended to students of church educational institutions, historians and religious scholars, as well as readers interested in the history of the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches in the twentieth century.