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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

“The media thought, how many millions spent on the Patriarch’s visit to Antarctica”

Edition of RBC counted, how many could do the visit of Patriarch Kirill to South America and Antarctica, with an estimated cost of travel was not less than 20 million rubles.

photo: patriarchia.ru

Recall that the Patriarch, accompanied by 100 people traveled from 12 to 22 February. He visited not only South American countries (including Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay), but also the Antarctic, where it also took off 30 people.

To Cuba, where Kirill met with Pope Francis, the Patriarch delivered the aircraft special flight detachment “Russia” serving the first persons of the state. Based on the cost of aviation fuel at this time, RBC, the flights could do no less than 2.4 million rubles.

Read about the incident during the flight of the Patriarch.

Onward flights to Latin America and return to Moscow had to do — again, based on the cost of fuel — about 6 million rubles.

Finally, the most costly came the visit to Antarctica: flying there only one company — Antarctic Airways, the plane which, as seen in pictures, and arrived on polar island Waterloo Patriarch. Given the freight ship and book a Charter for 30 people, the flight was supposed to cost no less than 165 thousand dollars, there is 12.58 million rubles at the prevailing exchange rate.

Also, adds RBC, it is necessary to consider the Parking of Il-96 from the flight detachment “Russia” at airports.

Thus, the total cost of the trip of the Patriarch could be no less than 20 million rubles. The press service of the head of the ROC has not commented on these estimates and did not answer the journalists ‘ questions.

Recall that the visit of Patriarch Kirill to Antarctica was not only the first event of such level in the history of the Russian Orthodox Church, and remembered many photoparade because of the picture of the Patriarch near the penguins.

Read about the photoshop on the Patriarch.


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