The Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is headed to Moscow on the occasion of him being awarded the Prize of the International Foundation for the Unity of Orthodox Christian Nations.
The visit to Russia will last until January 26th, 2013.
Ilia II will meet with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
It is also expected that he will meet with representatives of the Russian leadership.
The visit of the Patriarch of Georgia brings with it high hopes for the improvement of relations between Russia and Georgia, something the new Georgian authorities have declared is a top priority of their foreign policy.
Voice of Russia, IF