Orthodox Christmas celebration in Russia

7:46 AM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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MOSCOW (CNN) - Church services have taken place across Russia to mark Orthodox Christmas.

More than 6,000 people gathered to see Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia lead the service at Christ the Savior Cathedral in the Russian capital.

The liturgy was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife. Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill exchanged holiday greetings at the altar.


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