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MOSCOW, May 1. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his wife, as well as the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin attend the Easter service at Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral.
Cathedral. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the head of Russian Orthodox Church, leads the service broadcast live by federal television channels.
President Putin regularly visits churches during major religious holidays. He usually celebrates Easter in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral, Christmas - usually in churches outside of the capital.
Prime Minister Medvedev always comes to the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour for celebration of church holidays.
On the Easter night, the Gospels are read in foreign languages and for the next week the divine services are officiated with the open wide royal gate, symbolizing the doors to Eden.