In Easter services on the territory of Russia in the night of may 1 was attended by about 4 million people. This was announced by the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia.
Only on the territory of more than 6 thousand 800 settlements in 10 thousand 300 temples, churches and monasteries passed over 11 thousand 500 Easter events, including Church services, ceremonial liturgies, religious processions. “Violations of law not allowed”, — said the interior Ministry.
The mass events were held in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Moscow and Leningrad regions and Krasnodar Krai. In Moscow the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, where the service was attended by President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, attended by about 5 thousand people.
In the whole country in ensuring public order involved more than 62 thousand employees of internal Affairs bodies and representatives of voluntary people’s guards, Cossacks and employees of private security organizations, said the interior Ministry.