The Voice of Russia
Ukraine's President receives national Church award
Jul 11, 2010 14:19 Moscow Time
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovich has received the highest award if the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow patriarchate. The Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Vladimir has decorated the president with the badge of Merit sign of the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine number one.
Besides that the metropolitan presented Yanukovich with an icon of the Savior and wished him Many Years.Yanukovich received the award in the occasion of his 60th birthday.
As for the badge of merit the Primate of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine it has been introduced as an award only in May.