918 – Svetlana Medvedev visits Athos by boat

Last Friday the 6th of november, Svetlana Medvedev, Russia’s first lady, booked a trip of 4.5 hours on the Johanna boat, starting in Ouranopolis. The boat stopped near Dafni some 500 meters from the cost and a boat with a delegation of monks from Simonospetras and Panteleimon came to bless her and to show her icons. The next stop was near Ag. Anna, where the monks showed her reliqs. On both places she had a talk with the monks. Ms. Medvedev said she seemed impressed by the monastic environment.

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No photos of her trip are available, this is one from Kelliotes blog.

With this visit she follows her husband, who paid a unofficial visit to Athos in oktober 2007 as Vice President of Russia.
Wim, 12/11 (again thanks to Giannis)

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2 Responses to 918 – Svetlana Medvedev visits Athos by boat

  1. Vasilis says:

    The text, as far as I can see, gives the name (in memory of) of His All Holyness Ecumenical Patriarch Dionísios ?? (the third) Várdalis.

  2. Dave says:

    A good and beautiful woman.

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