Ecumenical Patriarch wraps up Russia visit

30th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has wound up a visit to Russia by touring historic sites and Orthodox shrines in St Petersburg and by visiting former imperial palaces outside this country’s northern capital. He paid tribute to the valor and fortitude of the city’s people in defending Leningrad from the Nazis during a dramatic two-and-half-year siege.

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