President Putin Calls Christianity Foundation of Russian State

President Putin Calls Christianity Foundation of Russian State

President Putin Calls Christianity Foundation of Russian State

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says that the adoption of Christianity more than 1,000 years in territory that later became Russia marked the starting point for forming Russia itself.

President Putin’s comments came Saturday in a ceremony marking the 1,030th anniversary of the adoption by Christianity by Prince Vladimir, the leader of Kievan Rus, a loose federation of Slavic tribes that preceded the Russian state.

Speaking to a crowd of thousands of clergy and believers at a huge statue of the Prince outside the Kremlin, President Putin said adopting Christianity was “the starting point for the formation and development of Russian statehood, the true spiritual birth of our ancestors, the determination of their identity. Identity, the flowering of national culture and education.”

The comments underline President Putin’s strong beliefs and ties between the government and the Russian Orthodox Church.

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