Traditionally on July 8th Rossotrudnichestvo with the support of the Social and Cultural Initiatives Fund (SCIF) organizes festivities to mark the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty as part of the celebrations of the popular Orthodox holiday, Day of the Patrons of Family and Love Peter and Fevronia. Commemorative Medals for love and loyalty are awarded to the best families of our compatriots living abroad, whose marriages serve as examples of love, strength, devotion and family harmony.
Various events held on the Day of Family, Love and Loyalty are accompanied by themed exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The main objective of these thematic events is to instill within foreign communities and our fellow citizens traditional family values, to preserve and promote the institution of family as the primary institution for formation and socialization of individuals, spiritual and moral foundations and continuity of generations around the world. During these celebrations, the foreign representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo get a chance to further their relations with the parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in various post-Soviet countries, in the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Slavic world, as well as with representatives of other religions in foreign countries.