The celebration 1030-anniversary of the Baptism of Rus in Moscow. Video stream

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In the Russian capital hosts events dedicated to the celebration 1030-anniversary of the baptism of Rus. The center of celebrations became Cathedral square of the Kremlin, where for the first time in the modern history of Russia conduct the Liturgy. It is headed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa Theodore II.

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in the celebrations.

As told the press Secretary of Patriarch Kirill, the priest of Alexander Volkov, the Liturgy on the Cathedral square it was decided to hold due to the fact that it «will meet many parishioners of Moscow churches and temples of the Moscow region», and the place should be for everyone. «Several thousand people we expected here,» said the priest.

In festive events in Moscow also attended by the representatives of Antioch, Jerusalem, Georgian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Cypriot, Albanian, and Polish churches, Church of the Czech lands and Slovakia.

The celebration 1030-anniversary of the baptism of Russia on Saturday will be held under the chimes, which will sound the day throughout Russia. «Divine service will be performed in all churches of the Russian Orthodox Church, and after service in every Church, where possible, will be made a festive bell ringing. The whole Russian Orthodox Church will be announced by the ringing of bells. At 12.15 will start ringing bells in all churches in and around Moscow, beginning with Ivan the Great bell tower,» — said Volkov.

The feast of the Baptism of Russia is celebrated day of memory of Saint Prince Vladimir, by which in 988 ancient Rus adopted Christianity.