In Kiev began the Procession on the occasion of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus

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In the center of the Ukrainian capital began the Procession on the occasion of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Earlier on Vladimir hill held a prayer service.

At the head of the procession is the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC-MP) Metropolitan Onufriy. The route of the solemn procession with miracle-working icons and relics of saints away from St. Vladimir’s hill through the streets of three saints, Hrushevskoho and Ivan Mazepa to the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra.

Officials of the state do not take part in the event.

Public order along the route of the column guarding harder in the city center a lot of police officers and National guard.

The feast of the Baptism of Russia is celebrated day of memory of Saint Prince Vladimir, by which in 988 ancient state accepted the Christian faith.

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