Putin: the Council of the Patriarch means a lot to me

Putin: the Council of the Patriarch means a lot to me

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The Russian leader spoke about his relationship with the head of the Russian Church in the day of his anniversary

Photo: TASS/press service of President of Russia/Mikhail Klimentyev

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he does not always support the opinion of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, but listens to many of his tips. About the Russian leader said in the movie “the Patriarch.”

A fragment of the film was shown today in the program “Vesti Nedeli” on TV channel “Russia 1”.

“I can’t say that I’m completely, entirely, one hundred percent always agree with him — we can argue about something, but in General our views are very close. It’s very much can be learned and his advice means a lot to me” — leads TASS words of the President of the Russian Federation.

Vladimir Putin stressed that the head of the Russian Church, intelligent, educated and insightful person and fun to talk on a variety of topics: from the creeds and theology to history and public Affairs. The President also said that Patriarch Kirill “has an opinion on each of these issues.”

We will remind, today the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill was 70 years old. C anniversary of the Primate of the Russian Church congratulated the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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