Putin took a walk in Damascus and gave the Orthodox Church the icon

Russian President Vladimir Putin has walked the streets of Old Damascus with Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad. The Russian head of state visited the historical mosque and also gave the Orthodox Church the icon.

Leaders was accompanied by Ministers of defense of Russia and the Syrian Arab Republic Sergei Shoigu and Ali Ayyub.

Vladimir Putin took a walk around the centre of Damascus and called for Myagkuyu mosque. Where the head of state familiarized himself with the burial of John the Baptist. The Russian leader in memory has left record in the visitors ‘ book.

On the occasion of Christmas, the President visited the oldest Cathedral of the virgin Mary, which is located in the Christian quarter of the Syrian capital. Vladimir Putin gave the Church an icon of the virgin. About it reports RIA Novosti, citing the press service of Bashar al-Assad.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov told that during the approach of Putin’s plane to Damascus airport his safety was ensured by the Russian military su.

the Russian President on Tuesday, January 7, arrived in Damascus where he held talks with Assad. During the meeting, Putin noted the distance traveled on the path of recovery of the Syrian state and its territorial integrity.