Putin spoke about the importance of the choice of Orthodoxy, Prince Vladimir

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in potomacfever Putin at the monument to the Holy Prince Vladimir on the Borovitsky hill in celebration of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Rus. 28 July 2018Putin spoke about the importance of the choice of Orthodoxy, Prince Vladimir© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted the participants and guests of the festive concert dedicated to 1030 anniversary of the baptism of Russia, and noted that made by Prince Vladimir the choice in favor of Orthodoxy has historical value, the corresponding telegram published on the Kremlin website.

«The spiritual and civilizational choice made here, in the ancient Chersonese, the Holy Prince Vladimir is indeed historic. Foundations of the Orthodox faith, accepted Russian Prince from the Greek teachers, laid the moral traditions of our people», — Putin said.

He also noted that honesty, compassion, unselfishness intentions and actions, love for one’s neighbor and unity have shaped the Russian national character determined the course of history and development of Russia.

«Today, Hersonissos is considered as the center of pilgrimage and tourism, education and scientific research, a place of deep initiation to the glorious past of the country and its spiritual sources», — the President added.

In addition, in his opinion, it is important that these enduring values that helped their ancestors to unite in a powerful nation, carefully passed down from generation to generation.

On Saturday across Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries are ecclesial celebrations of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia and day of memory of Saint Prince Vladimir, who at the end of X century ushered in Ancient Christianity as a state religion.

Source