The President met Christmas in the Cathedral of Saint-Petersburg

Vladimir Putin meets Christmas in the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Night divine Liturgy there is the Cathedral Dean Nicholas Brenden.

In the festive service there are also presidential Plenipotentiary envoy to the northwestern Federal district, Alexander Gutan and the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov.

the Cathedral filled with parishioners, many of whom had brought their children with them.

In the Holy Transfiguration Cathedral in Vladimir Putin met Christmas last year in 2012. Then the President told reporters that in infancy he was baptized in this Cathedral.

the Cathedral was built by architect Vasily Stasov in 1828.