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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

President Putin prayed and took communion on Valaam


Russian President Vladimir Putin is Balaam today our correspondent together numerous pilgrims saw the head of the state is included in the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral.

Petrova Catherine

Yesterday, the media reported unconfirmed at the time that Putin arrived at the Balaam’s today, in this no doubt.

Valaam is now held celebrations in memory of the founders of the Spaso-Preobrazhensky monastery Sergius and Herman of Valaam. Patriarch Kirill arrived on the island on Saturday held a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the monastery and has consecrated the chapel and the monument to the image of the Mother of God of Valaam.

Yesterday, as we were told by the priests, Vladimir Putin was at the vigil service, today, by the end of the Liturgy that was celebrated by the Patriarch, the President again went to the temple to partake. Dressed the President in this case was not by strict Protocol: no jacket, shirt and vest.

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