Putin and Medvedev attended the Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior

Ilya Pitalev

/ RIA Novosti

Moscow, 8 APR – AIF-Moscow.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended the Easter service, which at this moment is in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the Savior. It is held by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill.

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The service is also present Dmitry Medvedev”s spouse Svetlana, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin, and other officials and public figures.

Traditionally during the Easter service the Patriarch and the President exchanged gifts. This year the head of state gave the ROC ‘ s egg of the Resurrection of Christ, carved from a jade of the Ural masters of the Chrysostom. It was created in a single copy, tells TASS. The Patriarch also gave Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, Easter eggs.

In a festive service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior attended by about eight thousand people. Previously, there has arrived Fertile fire from Jerusalem.


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