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US First lady Michelle Obama visited a school for Russian orphans and met with volunteer nurses in Moscow earlier this week.

While Barack was busy in a series of meetings, Michelle met with staff and students at St. Dmitry Primary School, where she listened to them recite poems in and sing Russian folk songs. Then she visited the St. Dmitry Cathedral and met with nursing students at the college.

“It’s very important for us that you are doing a lot of charity. You have scored a record in fundraising and attracting volunteers,” the church’s chief priest, Arkady Shatov, told Obama. “It’s very pleasing for us that the first lady does the same thing as we do.”

“The education of the broader public is just as important as taking care of the patients,” responded Obama.

Later, she joined Russia’s first lady, Svetlana Medvedev, for a charity performance by top Russian folk dance groups.

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