Cannon responded to words Poroshenko about the «European choice» of Prince Vladimir

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in fotobanka of the Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Alexei Pushkov during a round table in the International multimedia press center of MIA Russia today in connection with the arrest of human rights activist Alexander Gaponenko by the Latvian authorities. 24 APR 2018Cannon responded to words Poroshenko about the «European choice» of Prince Vladimir© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko again re-writes history, said the Russian Senator Alexey Pushkov.

The Ukrainian leader during his speech on the Vladimir hill in Kiev said that the baptism of Russia became Prince Vladimir «European choice».

«Poroshenko for his re — rewriting history. The baptism of Rus could not be «European choice» — then think in the other locations and categories. Choosing Orthodoxy, Prince Vladimir made the Byzantine choice. And freedom in Europe did not smell, even the concept was not like this. Nonsense as usual,» Pushkov wrote on Twitter.

On Saturday in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries were the celebrations of the 1030-th anniversary of the baptism of Russia and day of memory of Holy Prince Vladimir in the late tenth century ushered in Ancient Christianity as a state religion.

The General opinion and mood of the faithful of the canonical Church in Russia and Ukraine was expressed by the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill after the service on Borovitskaya square in Moscow near the monument to St. Prince Vladimir. He said that the Baptism of Rus in 988 — the historic event, which is a key factor in the spiritual unity of our peoples.

According to him, the General belief and culture of Russians, Ukrainians and Belarusians are not only a way of preserving their national identity, but also factor in ensuring the impact on the whole world common people, «come out of the Kiev baptismal font».