Russian Defence Minister Shoigu Gives Sign of the Cross

Russian Defence Minister Shoigu Gives the Orthodox Sign of the Cross as the Victory Parade begins.

Normally this wouldn't be news, but I can see why this was noticed and as per caused a stir in Russia. I too was surprised when I watched this on the Internet.

It's a surprise because never before has a Defence Minister done this.

Its no surprise that Putin is Russian Orthodox Christian, but don't think that Shoigu is Russian Orthodox, but it shows the growing respect and popularity of the Church, which was suppressed during Communism.