In Kiev more than ten thousand people gathered for the celebrations in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator in photobackpack Holy equal to the apostles Prince Vladimir on Vladimir hill in Kiev. Archival photoIn Kiev more than ten thousand people gathered for the celebrations in honor of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pathiterator the image Bank

More than ten thousand people came to Vladimir hill in Kiev celebrations on the occasion of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia, transfers TV channel «112 Ukraine».

The feast of the Baptism of Russia is celebrated Day of memory of Saint Prince Vladimir, by which in 988 ancient Rus adopted Christianity. In Kiev held a Big procession and other festive events, which will be attended by numerous pilgrims from all regions of Ukraine and from abroad.

The organizers of the event expect about a hundred thousand people. It is reported that on Vladimir hill people came from different dioceses — Odessa, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye. They took place near the monument to Vladimir to see the prayer.

The venue security measures. On the Vladimir hill installed a metal fence, people close to the monument is not allowed, on-site work by the police, in Central Kiev blocked the main streets.

The chief of police of Kiev Andrey Krishchenko told the TV channel that all is peaceful, no violations.

«Things are calm, the police are ready to respond, the police are ready to ensure order <…> In emergency mode, the police, up to five thousand militiamen, cynologists and bomb experts», — he said.

At 13:00 on Vladimir hill began a prayer, it is performed by Metropolitan Onufry. After that there will be a Grand procession with miracle-working icons and relics of saints from St. Vladimir’s hill in Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. Members of the Church procession held through the streets of Kiev with a large icon of the Apostle Andrew with a particle of his relics and of the cross on which he was crucified.

Traditionally, the procession in Kiev will participate believers from all over Ukraine and other Slavic countries.

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