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Over 124,000 believers participate in Ukraine’s events to mark 1,025 years of Christianity

July 28, 2013, 20:35 UTC+3
In Kiev alone over 10,000 believers participated in the events to commemorate Prince Vladimir
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

KIEV, July 28 (Itar-Tass) - Over 124,000 people have taken part in ceremonies to mark the 1,025 anniversary of the introduction of Christianity into medieval Russia, the press service of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

In Kiev alone over 10,000 believers participated in the events to commemorate Prince Vladimir, who introduced Christianity in Kievan Rus, a medieval state of the Eastern Slavs.

Over 3,000 police officers, including 958 of those in Kiev, ensured law and order on streets. Moreover, 100 servicemen of the Interior Troops were engaged.

No violations of the public order were registered, the press service said.

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