Voices from Russia

Monday, 18 July 2011

A Photo Essay. Patriarch Kirill Served Pannikhida at the Transfiguration Cemetery in Moscow to Mark the 70th Anniversary of the Beginning of the VOV

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More than 10,000 Red Army soldiers who fell in the defence of Moscow lie buried in the Transfiguration Cemetery. His Holiness served a Pannikhida in memory of all those who fell for Russia during the VOV. Yet again, the Patriarch doesn’t condemn the Soviet past… rather, he honours the good in it.

BMD

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