Russian President Vladimir Putin was alone at the Christmas service in Novo-Ogaryovo due to anti-coronavirus measures, said the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reports.
due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was decided to limit the number of people present in the church.
“ Several clergymen were with him. The reason [for the absence of other parishioners] is the same: epidemiological precautions ',' mdash; said the representative of the Kremlin on the radio “ Moscow speaking ''.
Recall that Putin celebrated Christmas in the Church of the Image of the Savior, which is located on the territory of his residence in Novo-Ogaryovo. The head of state came to the service in a suit with a light shirt, but without a tie. Usually the leader of the state celebrates Christmas outside the capital. For example, last year he attended a Christmas service at the Church of St. Nicholas on Lipna near Veliky Novgorod.
Mikhail Mishustin also visited one of the Orthodox churches on the eve of Christmas, but the government's press service did not specify the location of the church.