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Visit to Church of Saint Sava

January 17, 2019, Belgrade

Concluding his official visit to Serbia, Vladimir Putin visited the Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade.

Vladimir Putin and President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic viewed the church interior, where the main altar is consecrated in honour of the revered local saint, Saint Sava, the First Archbishop of Serbia. The two leaders were accompanied by Serbian Patriarch Irinej and Bishop of Remesiana, Archimandrite Stefan, Principal of the Saint Sava Church.

People's Artist of Russia Nikolai Mukhin, who leads a group of Russian artists, reported to the presidents on the progress in decorating the dome and the altar with mosaics.

Vladimir Putin, Aleksandar Vucic, and Serbian Patriarch Irinej inserted the missing fragments into the mosaic Holy Saviour’s Image, symbolically completing the mural.

January 17, 2019, Belgrade