On July 28, the President will attend events to mark the 1030th anniversary of the Baptism of Rus.
A prayer service will be held at the monument to the Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal of the Apostles, on Kremlin (Borovitsky) Hill after a church service in the Kremlin’s Cathedral Square and a procession of the cross to the monument.
The festivities will be attended by thousands of believers, including representatives and heads of local Russian Orthodox churches from many countries.
Later that day, the President will present state decorations and honorary certificates to the 23 athletes and six coaches of the Russian national team that participated in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. By tradition, the awards ceremony will be held at the Kremlin’s St Catherine Hall.