The head of state spoke about this after the Christmas service.

Putin said that this icon was presented to him by the Primate of the Church Abroad located in New York.

"I'm bringing her here (to the Novo-Ogaryovo residence near Moscow. "RT) brought her, put her at home, and did not immediately realize that she had returned to her home," the Russian leader said.

Later, Putin added, he moved the icon to the church.

Earlier it became known that Vladimir Putin on Christmas Eve met at his residence in the Moscow region with the families of servicemen who died in the NWO zone.