Russian President Putin attended the overnight Orthodox Christmas service at the Image of the Saviour church. The church has resided near the residence of the President at Novo Ogaryovo situated outside Moscow.
Earlier on the last month, Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson of Presidential, started that President of Russia Putin traditionally attended Orthodox Christmas services, held outside Moscow every year. However, he did not specify whether President Putin would attend the Christmas services this year.
As a rule, the President of Russia used to celebrate Christmas eve outside Moscow, whereas he celebrated the festive occasion of Easter at the Cathedral of Christ, the saviour.
However, in 2021, the head of the Russian state attended a Christmas service at the Church of St. Nicholas on Lipno island near Veliky Novgorod.
Moreover, Putin celebrated Christmas at the Transfiguration Cathedral in Petersburg in the year of 2012,2019 and 2020. The church is that where he was used to visiting in his childhood.
In 2018, the President of Russia attended Christmas service in St. Petersburg at the church named Simeon and Anna on Mokohovoya street, where his father was baptized.
Further, in 2017 Putin celebrated Christmas eve in the St. George’s Monastery in Veliky Novgorod, on the other hand, in 2016, he visited the rural church of the Intercession of the Mother of God near Voronezh on the Christmas occasion.
Before that, for two years, Putin went to celebrate the eve near Sochi, the church of the Holy Image of the Saviour Not made by hands, situated near Olympic Park, and the Holy Trinity St. George’s Monastery in the Lesnoye village the Alder city.
In Moscow, Putin celebrated its Christmas in 2001 at the Cathedral of Christ, the saviour and in 2000, when he was serving as a President of Russia and appeared at the Christmas service in the Trinity Church on Sparrow Hills.