State Duma deputy, renowned heavyweight boxer Nikolai Valuev played the role of Santa Claus in front of Syrian children as part of the charity events that the Russian delegation held in the country.
“Before visiting the local school, we were allowed to visit the children, were given the opportunity to present gifts from the residents of Moscow,“ Combat Brotherhood ”, from Russia, Christmas gifts, to wish the teaching staff a Merry Christmas,” Valuev said.
The holiday ended with a sweet treat and blowing bubbles. In the future, it is planned to make such celebrations regular.
According to the parliamentarian, his impressions of Syria are positive.
“What surprised me first of all was that I did not meet unsmiling children against the background of destroyed houses. We walked around Damascus, and at the time the schools finished working, a huge number of children poured out. I see that there are no other people’s children in Syria. This is very important, “- said Valuev.
Christmas in Syria is celebrated on December 25, as most local denominations live according to the Gregorian calendar.
On December 24, it was reported that Russian officials visited Damascus, where they discussed the prospects for the restoration of Syria. Then, with a “humanitarian landing”, the deputies went to several provinces, including the city of Maalulu, and took part in charity events.