Russia joins in the European and world tradition so that people staying in hotels could read the Bible in their rooms, according to Itar-Tass News Agency.
On August 9th, the first 6,000 copies of the New Testament and Psalms were transferred to one of the largest hotels in Moscow "Izmailovo," as reported by Itar-Tass citing a source in the Information Department of the Russian Orthodox Church.
This act of charity is supported by the Department of Tourism and Hotel Business of the Moscow government and the Missionary Commission at the Diocesan Council of the capital.
"Bibles are available in practically every European hotel. The Gospel Book is the basis of European culture and its being offered in hotel suites is a sign of respect and hospitality to guests and an indication of the level of the hotelier's culture," said hieromonach Dimitry Pershin, the chairman of the Missionary Commission.
The funds for printing the copies were supplied by the Foundation of St Gregory the Theologian.