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Celebrating Orthodox Easter Across Russia

Following Orthodox Christian tradition, Russians across the country came together to celebrate Holy Easter on Sunday. The central celebration took place in Moscow’s iconic Cathedral of Christ the Savior, led by Patriarch Kirill and attended by President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, his wife Svetlana and Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.

Here’s a look at the weekend’s observance of Easter.

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