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Vladimir Putin met with Ali Khamenei

President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with Supreme Leader and spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during his working visit to Iran.

Vladimir Putin with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. During his visit to Iran.
Vladimir Putin with Supreme Leader and spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The conversation took place after the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. 


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Vladimir Putin and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Islamic Republic of Iran.
Vladimir Putin and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Islamic Republic of Iran.
Russian President with Supreme Leader and spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Russian President with Supreme Leader and spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin with spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Vladimir Putin and spiritual leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.


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Visit to Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt.

Vladimir Putin visited the Stavropegial Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt accompanied by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

Vladimir Putin visited to the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt.
Vladimir Putin visited to the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt.
The President toured the cathedral and spoke with sailors and Kronstadt residents there.

Ahead of Navy Day, on July 27, a shrine with the relics of Saint Blessed Warrior Fyodor Ushakov was brought to the cathedral from the Sanaksar Monastery of the Nativity of the Mother of God. This year marks the bicentenary of Ushakov’s demise. The President came up to kiss the relics of Admiral Ushakov and Apostle Andrew the First-Called.

Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt.
Naval Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Kronstadt.
The Stavropegial Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas was laid down in the fortress city of Kronstadt after Emperor Nicholas II’s 1903 decree in honor of the bicentenary of the Russian Navy and was blessed in Royal presence in 1913. In 1929 the Cathedral was closed down and pillaged. In 2002, Alexis II, the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, blessed the resurrection of the Naval Cathedral in Kronstadt. Restoration works ran through the spring of 2013. The grand blessing of the cathedral was conducted on May 28, 2013 by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem, and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill. The abbot of the cathedral is Archimandrite Alexei Ganzhin. The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is protected by the state.

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Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt.
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt.

Vladimir Putin with Kronstadt residents after visiting the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
Vladimir Putin with Kronstadt residents after visiting the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Visit to the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt. With Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Visit to the Naval Cathedral of St Nicholas in Kronstadt. With Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Vladimir Putin in the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt.
Vladimir Putin in the Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas in Kronstadt.

Vladimir Putin visited Konevsky Monastery

Vladimir Putin visited Konevsky Monastery on Lake Ladoga.

Vladimir Putin visited Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin visited Konevsky Monastery.
During his visit to Konevets Island on Lake Ladoga, Vladimir Putin was briefed on the large-scale project to restore the Konevsky Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery and met with representatives of the Vyborg Diocese.

In particular, Father Sergius told the President about the activity of the drug rehabilitation center he established several years ago, which accepts not only Russians but also citizens of other countries.

Russian President in Konevsky Monastery.
Russian President in Konevsky Monastery.
Previously, the center worked in close contact with the Federal Drug Control Service (the service was abolished in accordance with the Presidential Executive Order of April 5, 2016, which transferred its functions to the Interior Ministry’s Main Directorate for Drug Control). Members of the clergy asked the President to help establish cooperation with the agency following its reorganization.

Vladimir Putin discussed the matter over the phone with Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev and issued the necessary instructions, emphasizing the great importance of rehabilitating addicts and fighting drug addiction, as well as the importance of cooperation between NGOs and the ministry in this context.

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Vladimir Putin in Church.
Vladimir Putin in Church.
Vladimir Putin in Konevsky Monastery.
Visit to Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin in Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin in Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin on Lake Ladoga in Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin on Lake Ladoga in Konevsky Monastery.
Vladimir Putin and Father Sergius.
Vladimir Putin and Father Sergius.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visit to Konevsky Monastery.
Russian President Vladimir Putin visit to Konevsky Monastery.

Vladimir Putin visited Valaam.

The President visited the Transfiguration of the Savior Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam on the day celebrating the memory of Saints Sergius and German, the Valaam Miracle Workers.

The Transfiguration of the Saviour Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam.
The Transfiguration of the Savior Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam.
Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia attended a service celebrating the memory of Saints Sergio's and German. They continued their conversation after the service.

The Transfiguration of the Savior Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam is among the most highly respected in Russia. Every year, over 100,000 pilgrims and tourists visit this monastery located on Valaam Island in the north of Lake Ladoga.


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Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Visiting the Transfiguration of the Savior Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam. With Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Visiting the Transfiguration of the Savior Patriarchal Monastery on Valaam. With Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Putin met with Chairman of Russian Muslims Talgat Tadzhuddin

Vladimir Putin met with Chairman of the Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia and Chief Mufti of Russia Talgat Tadzhuddin.

Russian President with Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Russian Muslims Talgat Tadzhuddin.
Russian President with Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Russian Muslims Talgat Tadzhuddin.

They discussed current issues of the Muslim community. The meeting was held following regular communication between Russian President and representatives of Russian religious faiths.

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54083

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Vladimir Putin and Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Muslims of Russia.

Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Russian Muslims.
Chairman of Central Spiritual Directorate of Russian Muslims.

Meeting with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia.

President Putin met with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of the Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church.

Vladimir Putin with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
Vladimir Putin with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
The discussion focused on matters related to the life of the Old-Rite Church, its activity and prospects for its development.

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/54054

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Russian President with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
Russian President with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
President Putin with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
President Putin with Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.
Metropolitan Kornily of Moscow and All Russia of Old-Rite Russian Orthodox Church.

Putin met with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Vladimir Putin met with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and congratulated him on the anniversary of his enthronement.


Russian President thanked the Patriarch for his contribution to developing dialogue between church and state, and wished him further success in these endeavors.

Mr. Putin presented the Patriarch with a collection of 17 engravings, Mediaeval Fortresses and Monasteries of Russia, by Russian graphic artist and engraver Igor Zadera.

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53803

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Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill.
Vladimir Putin with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill.
Russian President presented the Patriarch with a collection of engravings, Mediaeval Fortresses and Monasteries of Russia, by Russian graphic artist and engraver Igor Zadera.

Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

Vladimir Putin. Christmas greetings.

President Putin congratulated all Orthodox Christians and all Russians celebrating Christmas today.

The President’s message reads, in part:
“Christmas brightens our lives with special joy, awakening the kindest feelings and turning our thoughts to spiritual origins and traditions. This is the time for good thoughts and deeds and sincere care for those in need of help and support.

The Russian Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations play a huge and a truly unique role in revitalising our spiritual integrity and moral values and preserving our rich historical and cultural heritage. Their cooperation with government and public agencies in education and charity and in strengthening the institution of the family and the upbringing of the younger generation has been expanding. They also do a great deal to bring harmony into interethnic and interreligious dialogue and preserve civil peace and accord in our country. Such vast constructive work deserves deep appreciation and respect.

I wish all Orthodox Christians and all Russians observing the holiday health, success and prosperity.”

Vladimir Putin attended Christmas mass at Spasskiy Cathedral in         St. George's (Yuriev) Monastery in Velikiy Novgorod.

After the service, the President toured the monastery’s St George's Cathedral, which has been the resting place of the monastery’s restores and several Russian princes. He was updated on the results of the archaeological excavations conducted on the premises. The findings included a tomb with remains of St. Theoctistus, Archbishop of Novgorod and Pskov in the 13th - 14th centuries, who was reburied in the monastery in 1786. The burial site was considered lost during the Soviet period. Vladimir Putin was also shown fragments of ancient Russian frescoes which can be restored. In addition, the President saw the tombs of Alexander Nevsky’s mother and elder brother – Rostislava (Feodosiya) Mstislavna and Prince Theodore Yaroslavich.

During his trip, Vladimir Putin also met with Novgorod fishermen he got acquainted with during a boat tour on Lake Ilmen in 2016.

Link: http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/53704

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Vladimir Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Vladimir Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
President Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
President Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Vladimir Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Vladimir Putin attended Christmas mass at Spassky Cathedral in St George's (Yuriev) Monastery.
Vladimir Putin at St. George's Cathedral
Touring St. George's Cathedral with Novgorod Region Governor Sergei Mitin (left), and Father Superior of St George's (Yuriev) Monastery, Metropolitan Leo of Novgorod and Staraya Russa.
Vladimir Putin. Meeting with Novgorod fishermen.
Vladimir Putin. Meeting with Novgorod fishermen.
Vladimir Putin meeting Novgorod fishermen
President Putin. Meeting with Novgorod fishermen.

Meeting with Berl Lazar and Alexander Boroda.

Vladimir Putin met with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities Alexander Boroda and congratulated Russia’s Jewish community on Hanukkah.


President of Russia Vladimir Putin:


I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you and all Russian Jews on Hanukkah and wish all the very best to you, your families, your faith, and all Jews throughout Russia. I wish you all the very best in the New Year. I am sure, and we all hope, that it will be a happy and prosperous year.
I know you do much to develop relations with other faiths and you are in constant contact on these matters. You do a lot of work within the faith too. The result is very positive development, with new synagogues and religious and cultural centers opening. I am very grateful to you for this work and I hope we will continue our cooperation.


Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar:


Thank you.

Let me start by expressing our condolences over the tragedy in the Black Sea. I say this on my own behalf and on behalf of our people. This is truly a great sorrow for us. We sense how this grief unites people. It is at moments like this that we realize just how important it is to come together. When we are under pressure or traversing difficulties, we nonetheless hope and believe that God will help. With God’s help, all problems can be solved.

Thank you for your assessment of our work. I want to thank you for the attention you give these matters, which we think are indeed very important – issues such as the rights of believers, reviving the traditional religion, and relations between the different faiths.

In this respect, our community tries to do what it can. We opened the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, with your help too. You perhaps heard that the museum recently received a UNESCO prize. The work that we have done over these last years has received recognition, thanks be to God. Most important is that they see in us an instrument for going the right way about teaching a tolerant attitude to and relations with religious faiths and ethnic communities in Europe and throughout the world. Mr. Boroda has done much work in this area. We are very grateful to him for taking on this important work.

I would like to discuss with you how useful we can be here in Russia, whether we can do more, perhaps by opening tolerance centers in other cities too.

An idea that we discussed with the Patriarch, and which would be very good, would be to hold an international interfaith forum, because Russia’s experience in interfaith relations is really quite unique.

The congress of European rabbis took place in Moscow recently. The rabbis saw what is happening here, saw the relations, the atmosphere, saw how at ease Jewish people feel here. They said, “Sadly, it is no longer this way in Europe, and we do not even know what to expect tomorrow.” We need to show them our experience, I think, including the fact that we really do live together in peace, friendship and mutual understanding. It is very important that the whole world sees this. Probably, we can show them how to develop further.

This is our biggest task – to live in such a way that all peoples around us will live in peace and friendship. After all, the prime task of any religion is to love and respect others. I think that Russia today is a country that genuinely values religious communities’ work and where there is clear understanding of the contribution this work makes and the results it produces. We are very grateful to you for this.
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Putin with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar and President of the Federation of Jewish Communities Alexander Boroda.
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President of the Federation of Jewish Communities Alexander Boroda.
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Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar.