Monday, October 11, 2010

Svetlana Medvedeva commemorates victims of Polish airplane crash in Smolensk Cathedral

Smolensk, October 11, Interfax – Svetlana Medvedeva visited the Assumption Cathedral late on Sunday and thus finished her trip to Smolensk.

After memorial events at the Katyn memorial complex Russian President's spouse visited the cathedral in company with president's representative plenipotentiary to the Central Federative District Georgy Poltavchenko, governor of the Smolensk Region Sergey Antufyev and Bishop Feofilakt of Smolensk and Vyazma.

Bishop Feofilakt told Medvedeva dramatic story of the church and mentioned artifacts kept in it, then Medvedeva participated in the divine service held to commemorate 96 passengers of Tu-154 crashed on April 10 when landing on the Severny airdrome.

Medvedeva lit the candle before the Smolensk icon of the Mother of God Hodigitria (She who shows the way) and gave the bishop an icon of St. John the Theologian as a present.

Interfax original...

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