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MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. Easter Holy Fire has been delivered to Moscow from Jerusalem.
A plane carrying a lantern with Holy Fire that emerged in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem earlier on Saturday on the eve of Orthodox Easter landed in Moscow's Vnukovo airport at 22.43 Moscow Time.
Head of the Russian delegation of the Apostle Andrew the First Called Foundation Vladimir Yakunin, Russian Railways (RZD) CEO, will deliver the lanterns to the Christ the Saviour Cathedral for Easter service officiated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
Besides, the Apostle Andrew the First Called Foundation will send the oil lamps with burning Holy Fire to 50 Russian cities and to Russian Orthodox churches in Italy. Earlier, Holy Fire had been airlifted to Serbia, Kosovo and Metohija (part of Kosovo).
The Foundation organised the 13th journey for delivering Holy Fire after the olden tradition was restored in new Russia in 1992 when a group of scientists, writers and publicists travelled from Jerusalem around Eastern European countries carrying Holy Fire.
The service in downtown Moscow will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. "The president will traditionally be at the Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour," Peskov said.