Russia: Putin, Medvedev and Sobyanin attend Orthodox Easter Mass

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and his wife Svetlana Medvedeva, and the Mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin attended the traditional overnight Easter Mass in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Saviour on Saturday. The service runs into the early hours of Sunday morning. The mass was conducted by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who inaugurated the Holy Fire that was brought to Moscow from Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre as part of the international "Peace for Jerusalem" project.

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