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Day of Baptism of Kievan Rus marked by Orthodox christians

On July 28 Orthodox christians marked 1000th anniversary of the death of Great Prince Vladimir, who was the first Christian ruler in the Kievan Rus and baptized the region

On July 28 Russia and other countries where the majority of the population espouses Eastern Orthodox Christianity mark the millennium since the passing away of St. Duke Vladimir, the medieval rule who brought Orthodox Christianity of Kievan Rus and baptized its people. Festivities in Moscow were centered around the Cathedral of the Savior where a festive liturgy brought together representatives of all the fifteen national Orthodox Churches — Constantinople, Alexandrian, Antioch, Jerusalem, Georgian, Serbian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Cyprian, Hellenic, Albanian, the Church of the Czech and Slovak lands, the Orthodox Church in America, and the Autonomous Orthodox Church in Japan.