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Russia: Prior of Moscow's monastery says Putin is a true believer
Source: Ekho Moskvy radio, Moscow, in Russian 0530 gmt 8 Dec 01

It has emerged that [Russian President] Vladimir Putin and all members of his family are true believers. Putin is a true Christian and a member of the Orthdox Church, he goes to a confession, makes his communion and realizes his responsibility before the God for the high services he performs, Archimandrite Tikhon, the prior of Moscow's Sretenskiy monastery said. He has given an interview to the Greek newspaper Strana.

The media said the Archimandrite is Putin's confessor.

Another quote from this interview: "Anyone who truly loves Russia should pray for Vladimir Vladimirovich whom the Providence has made the head of Russia".

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