The Kremlin confirmed the uniqueness Putin awarded medals


www.vsyako.netPope Francis and Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Druzhinin / RIA Novosti

Russian President Vladimir Putin really had a unique “medal angel of peace” from the Pope. This was stated press Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, reports “Interfax”.

“The Pope has given Putin the medal,” he confirmed.

Earlier, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov told about the uniqueness Putin awarded medals. According to him, for the last 462 years, awards were only five winners. Owned by Grigory Berezkin newspaper RBC wrote that Francis gave Putin a medal in honor of the sixth year of the pontificate dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First world war.

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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