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On July 27, more than 10,000 believers of the Orthodox Church of Moscow Patriarchy gathered in Kyiv to celebrate the 1,028th anniversary of Baptism of the Kyivan Rus. It was the final stage of an almost month-long pilgrimage initiated by the Orthodox clerics simultaneously in eastern and western Ukraine.

The final prayer was led by the church leader Metropolitan Onufriy, who led the procession being constantly shadowed by Novinsky and several other opposition lawmakers who were backers of Yanukovych.

This huge pilgrimage was perceived by many in Ukraine as a campaign to show the might of the church, which started losing its position in the country over its links with Russia.

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