MOSCOW (Reuters) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth during a visit to London this weekend, Russia's TASS news agency reported on Thursday.
The meeting between Kirill and Queen Elizabeth, who is Supreme Governor of the Church of England, comes at a time when relations between London and Moscow are strained over Syria and the Ukraine crisis.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday Russia risked becoming a "pariah nation" and accused it of targeting civilians in Syria. He called for protests outside the Russian embassy in London.
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Moscow has denied striking civilian targets and said Johnson's comments amounted to "Russophobic hysteria".
(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Andrew Osborn)