Putin presented Patriarch Kirill with the order “For merits before Fatherland”


President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding Patriarch Kirill with the order “For merits before Fatherland” I degree

“For outstanding achievements in the preservation and development of spiritual and cultural traditions, educational and peace-building efforts aimed at strengthening friendship between the peoples award the order “For merits before Fatherland” I degree of Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill (gundyaeva Vladimir Mikhailovich)”, — stated in the document published on the Kremlin website.

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