Russian Orthodox Priest flew around the world in record time

Saturday, 23 July, 2016 - 13:45

A famous Russian traveler and an Orthodox archpriest Fedor Konyukhov has landed in Australia at 16:11 local time.

Hot Air Balloon "Morton" manned by the Russian flew 35,000 kilometers in 11 days and six hours, crossed three oceans and three continents and set several world records.
First, it surpassed the time the result of Steve Fossett, who made a round the world flight in a balloon in 2002 for 13 days and eight hours. Second, he increased the distance of circular route in a thousand kilometers, having made the longest solo flight around the world. Thirdly, the Russian traveler has started the first time, in contrast to Fossett, who took six attempts.

Archpriest Feodor took on board a cross with the relics of 60 saints, the particles of crown of thorns and the Tree of the Cross of the Savior and the icon of Archangel Michael from Monastery of Dohair.