On December 6, 2021, the memorial day of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky, Archpriest Nikolai Balashov, Deputy Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, and a delegation of the Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage headed by the Executive Director of the Foundation Egor Skopenko, with the blessing of Bishop Photius of Zvornitsko-Tuzlansky, visited the monastery in the name of this saint in the city of Uglevik (Republika Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
In the monastery, the improvement of which has been carried out with the support of the Foundation since 2020, the guests were warmly welcomed by the mayor of the city of Uglevik V. Perich and proton-vicar Srdjan Vasilevich, who showed the monastery church of St. Alexander Nevsky and the monastery building under construction with it, in the walls of which it is planned to house the Spiritual Center of Russian-Serbian friendship. The guests got acquainted with the progress of ongoing construction works, the completion of which with the participation of the Foundation is planned in 2022.
The Monastery of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky was founded in 2020 by Bishop Photios of Zvornitsko-Tuzlansky at the church of the same name, built by Russian paratroopers from the peacekeeping contingent of the Stabilization Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina stationed in the city of Uglevik.
The church was consecrated in 1997 by the chairman of the Synodal Department for Interaction with the Armed Forces, Bishop Savva of Krasnogorsk and Bishop Vasily Zvornitsko-Tuzlansky, and after the withdrawal of Russian peacekeepers in 1999, it was transferred to the Serbian Orthodox Church.