The priest revealed the secret of the red box in the car Putin Valaam
The head of the press service of the Patriarch also denied rumors that the President allegedly forced the head of the ROC “off his hands”.
Moscow. July 14. INTERFAX.RU the Head of the press service of Patriarch Kirill, priest Alexander Volkov has told about interest of the media the red box in the car of Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to the island of Valaam.
“The President arrived by car at the wheel, opened the back door, behind which sat the security officer of the President (quite naturally) and was holding a red box that was the icon. As it turned out that I kept that box in 10 minutes, I can say that it was a heavy icon, it is unlikely that the President would be handy to go with her to the temple,” wrote the press Secretary of the Patriarch on his page in the social network.
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He also denied rumors that Putin presented the Valaam monastery “elegant snow-white yacht”.
“Yacht the President did not give any this time. Many years ago in the use of the Church by the Office of the President were transferred to the yacht “Pallada”, which is sometimes used for walks in the fresh air, as Patriarch Alexy II and the current Patriarch Kirill. However, most of the time she is at the berth” — said father Alexander.