The Tver deputies were brought to the Liturgy at Moscow by private train

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Photo: the Government of the Tver region

Several hundred members and officials of the Tver region took a trip to Moscow by train, to attend Church, dedicated to the 700th anniversary of the death of Prince Mikhail of Tver. To do this, they identified a separate train “Swallow”, said the radio station “Moscow Says”.

Deputy Chairman of the government of the Tver region Andrey Belotserkovsky said that the money for the trip was taken not from the budget. He said that funds were provided by sponsors, but he did not name them. The train, he said, left early in the morning, all of the trains, and the head of the region came to the event separately.

Belotserkovsky said that the visit of the Liturgy were not of a mandatory order. “No no compulsion. Not everyone could get in,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, 4 December, the newspaper “Kommersant” reported that to refuse was impossible, in spite of religion. Due to the travel of officials, said the publication had been cancelled the morning train to Moscow. Passengers the abolition of the explained technical reasons.

Liturgy referred to, was held on Tuesday, December 4, at the assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin, it was conducted by Patriarch Kirill. It was originally planned that the main worship service will be held at the Prince founded the Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral in Tver, but restoration work did not finish in time.

Mikhail of Tver ranked Russian Orthodox Church canonized in 1549. In the XII century, he fought with Prince of Moscow Yury Danilovich. Subsequently, Michael was summoned to the Horde and the order of Uzbek-Khan is killed, then the great Prince went to the Prince of Moscow.

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