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Putin Attends Services In St. Petersburg As Orthodox Churches Worldwide Celebrate Christmas

January 7, 2018 Featured
EA crowd celebrates Christmas in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. RFE/RL

RFE/RL – 7/1/18 Russian President Vladimir Putin helped usher in the Orthodox Christmas at services at the Church of Saints Simeon and Anna in St. Petersburg. The Russian leader arrived after the session had begun late on January 6 and joined in the services as the clock turned to January 7 — the date the […]

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