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New Patriarch, Old Problem

On the heels of an announcement that Kosovo has hired the advertising firm Saatchi & Saatchi  to improve the country’s international image (for $7.3 million), the new nation has taken care of another essential task: jumpstarting its new intelligence division, the Kosovo Intelligence Agency.

Meanwhile, the Russian Orthodox Church’s Patriarch Kirill, who supplanted Alexy II after his death, has assured dignitaries of the Serbian Orthodox Church that Russia’s stance regarding Kosovo and Serbia’s “territorial wholenesshas not changed. We stand by our Serb brothers and we pray to God to give peace to the people that are involved in this dispute,” the Russian patriarch said.