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MOSCOW, January 6 (Itar-Tass) —— The divine Christmas service has begun at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral. The service will be conducted by Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.
Traditionally, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will attend the service that will be aired by Russia’s federal television channels.
Some 5,000 believers have gathered in the Cathedral, many people are still lining up to enter.
The Christ the Savior Cathedral built to commemorate the victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 is dedicated to the Nativity of Christ. At 11:00 Moscow time on January 7, the church’s bells will be ringing in memory of the 200th anniversary of the victory over Napoleonic troops.