Friday, September 9, 2005

Putin on Mount Athos pilgrimage - BBC World News

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited the monastic community of Mount Athos in Greece, one of Orthodox Christianity's holiest sites. He was the first Russian leader to visit the male-only community, on a narrow, rocky peninsula east of Thessaloniki, Russian TV reported. The trip was part of Mr Putin's two-day visit to Greece. He has openly embraced the Orthodox faith, despite having served the atheist Soviet regime as a KGB officer


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