Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his Christmas day in Damascus, a city that is closely tied to early Christianity, home to Syria’s oldest Orthodox Church and a mosque that keeps the relics of …More
Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his Christmas day in Damascus, a city that is closely tied to early Christianity, home to Syria’s oldest Orthodox Church and a mosque that keeps the relics of John the Baptist. Putin’s plane touched down in Syria on Tuesday, to everyone’s surprise, as the president was last spotted in St. Petersburg the evening before, attending the Orthodox Christmas Eve service. His unannounced trip included not only talks about fighting terrorism with Syrian President Bashar Assad, but also visits to the city’s historic religious sites. After the talks, Putin and Assad took a walk through the center of Damascus, stopping at the Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque. READ MORE: www.rt.com/…/477670-putin-ch… Subscribe to RT! www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkx… RT LIVE www.youtube.com/watch Check out www.rt.com Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on VK m.vk.com/rt_international Follow us on Twitter twitter.…More
Really? Putin was a KGB foreign intelligence officer for 16 years, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before resigning in 1991 to enter politics in Saint Petersburg. Remember history my friends, those in power unite the clans before an attack.
elbow likes this.
Putin is not to be trusted. Neither are the leaders of the US
@mattsixteen24 Because John The Baptist is a notable figure in Islam.
Why would a mosque keep the relics of St. John the Baptist?