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Acting President Vladimir Putin attended a Christmas service in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

January 7, 2000, Moscow

Alexii II the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia served a liturgy.

Deputy Prime Minister Valentina Matviyenko, Defence Minister Igor Sergeyev, Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov, Yevgeny Primakov, a leader of the Fatherland-All Russia bloc, and other prominent political and community activists were among the congregation.

January 7, 2000, Moscow