Tom Hanks is to appear on posters promoting Orthodox Christianity in Russia and neighboring states alongside prominent local cultural and sports figures.

The Russian Orthodox youth movement Soboryane said it is launching a massive poster campaign during a missionary event entitled “My Pravoslavnye” (“We Are Orthodox Christians”) on October 13 and 14 in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Posters depicting high-profile personalities, including Hanks, and featuring quotes from them in support of Christianity have already been circulating on Russian social networking websites and in the local media.

Among local celebrities featured on posters are director Nikita Mikhalkov, actors Dmitry Dyuzhev and Yegor Beroyev, rock musicians Konstantin Kinchev and Yuri Shevchuk, actor and musician Pyotr Mamonov, singer Sofia Rotaru and boxer Nikolai Valuyev, as well as Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Yuri Gagarin.

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