Russia: Holy procession held in Moscow on anniv. of Baptism of Rus'

A religious procession was held in central Moscow, Friday, to mark the anniversary of the Orthodox baptism of Kievan Rus, Friday. The ceremony was led by Metropolitan of Krutitsy and Kolomna Juvenile. The procession began at the Dormition Cathedral, situated to the north of the Cathedral Square of the Moscow Kremlin, and ended at the St. Vladimir statue. Although the Christianisation of... Еще Kievan Rus' occurred in several stages, the definitive date of the Christianisation of Kiev dates back to the baptism of Vladimir the Great in 988. St. Vladimir was baptised at Chersonesos before he went on to baptise his family and residents in Kiev. The Kievan Rus' were a loose federation of eastern European Slavic tribes, which are viewed as the ancestors of today's people of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia.
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