Around 90,000 people attended Christmas services in Moscow

Around 90,000 of the faithful attended Christmas services in the churches of Russia’s capital city on the night of January 7, reported a representative of the Moscow Police to RIA Novosti.

Around 90,000 people participated in the nighttime services. They attended 282 Moscow churches, the representative said.

During the celebrations of the Nativity of Christ held in Moscow’s Orthodox churches, over 80,500 members of the police force, internal military, and voluntary security groups guarded the safety of religious Muscovites.