1431 – Vladimir Putin to visit Mount Athos for a pilgrimage August 2013

The Russian president will travel to Patmos, Mistras and Mount Athos during a trip with a strong religious character.

Vladimir PutinPutin with abbot Ephraim from Vatopediou, showing him the relic of the Girdle of the Panaghia

Initially, Putin will go to Mount Athos. On August, 15 he will be on Patmos island to worship in the Monastery “St. John the Theologian”. Putin visited Athos before on September 9th 2005.

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