Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, called on the Russian people to show unity in his Christmas address. The message was triggered by the nationalistic demonstrations that took place in Moscow three weeks ago.
January 7 is the Christmas Day for the Russian Orthodox. Russians, Serbs, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Coptic Christians and other Eastern Orthodox nations use older Julian Calendar in their church, where December 25 falls on today's world's January 7. Merry Christmas!