Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits St. Nicholas’s in Vienna

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, while on a working visit to Austria, visited after the Divine Liturgy on 25 April 2010, St. Nicholas's Cathedral in Vienna. He was welcomed at the gates by Archpriest Vladimir Tyschuk, rector of the cathedral, and numerous parishioners.

The high guest surveyed the restored church and kissed the venerated icons. He gave the cathedral, which belongs to the Russian Orthodox Church's diocese of Vienna and Austria, an icon of St. Nicholas.

On behalf of the cathedral clergy and parishioners, Archpriest Vladimir Tyschuk thanked the leader of the Russian Government for help with restoration work and attention given to the church during an important visit abroad.

DECR Communication Service