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The head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov said that the Russian President Vladimir Putin during a visit to the Vatican received a unique award from the hands of Pope Francis. About this he wrote in his Telegram channel.
According to Kadyrov, the Russian leader was awarded the medal of the “angel of peace”, which is awarded once in 100 years. “For the last 462 years he became the fifth recipient of the medal. It testifies to the true authority of the President of the Russian Federation in the world community. Congratulations to You, dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!” he writes.
Confirm the details of Putin awarding the medal “angel of peace” “Belt.ru” could not be found. Wrote owned by Grigory Berezkin, the Agency RBC, Francis gave Putin a medal in honor of the sixth year of the pontificate dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First world war. On it is engraved the inscription: “Nothing is lost with peace. All you can lose in the war.” This is a quote from radio addresses of Pope Pius XII, which he delivered on August 24, 1939.
The Russian President and the Pope met on 4 July in the Vatican, the conversation lasted an hour. The sides discussed the issues of protection of Christians in the Middle East, the situation in Syria and bilateral relations. After the meeting, Putin presented Francis a few copies of the new film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky’s “Sin”, the icon of saints Peter and Paul, and an album with works of Michelangelo. Francis gave the Russian President an engraving with the view of Rome. After the meeting, Putin said that the Pontiff reads Russian classics and believes the books of the writer Fyodor Dostoevsky must-read.
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