Saint Petersburg, Jan 7: Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended an overnight Orthodox Christmas service at the Transfiguration Cathedral in St. Petersburg.
Putin presented the cathedral with the icon of Christ Pantocrator. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended, together with his wife Svetlana, the Christmas service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.
The Orthodox mark Christmas on January 7, according to the Gregorian calendar. SPUTNIK