Over 400,000 join Easter events in Moscow

About 440,000 people have attended Easter events in Moscow, a spokesman for the Moscow Police Department told Interfax on Sunday.

About 440,000 people have attended Easter events in Moscow, a spokesman for the Moscow Police Department told Interfax on Sunday.

"Easter services were conducted, Easter cakes sanctified and sacred Easter processions took place at 408 Orthodox churches on Saturday and Sunday. The Easter events have brought together about 440,000 people," he said, citing preliminary figures.

Over 4,000 police personnel, interior troops and volunteers maintained the public peace.

"No breaches of the peace, or emergencies were reported. Increased police patrols continue maintaining order in Moscow on Sunday," he said.

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