KURSK: October 4, 2009
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion Meets with
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
On October 1, 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Znamensky Cathedral in Kursk, where he venerated the Hodigitria of the Russian diaspora, the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God. Following a brief prayer service, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, had a brief meeting with the President.