ENGLISH VERSION: Putin Prays At Western Wall For Moshiach. Putin said: "I came here to pray that the temple should be rebuilt, and i wish that your prayers will be fullfilled"
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Western Wall overnight Tuesday. Putin arrived at the Western Wall at 2:00am, accompanied by his good friend and Chief Rabbi of Russia Berel Lazar, and by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the Rabbi of the Kotel.
Throughout the visit, Putin demonstrated curiosity, asked many questions on the history of the place, and spoke about the Jewish connection to the holy site: "You can see how the Jewish past is engraved in the Jerusalem stone," he said.
At the end of his visit he turned to one of the Russian Jews present and said: "I came here to pray that the temple should be rebuilt, and i wish that your prayers will be fullfilled".