On July 11th, Feast day of 14th century Valaam holy abbots Sergius and Herman, the Russian president visited the monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior in Valaam. He attended the solemn liturgy celebrated by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in honor of the saints in the Church of the Transfiguration. The president spoke with the parishioners and wished them a happy feast day. After the service, the president walked with the patriarch on the monastery grounds. This monastery is one of the most revered in Russia. It currently counts over 200 monks and novices. Each year, it receives the visit of more than 100,000 pilgrims and tourists.
Source (with picture) : Pravoslavie