The sign of the cross is touching forehead - down to center of chest - left to heart - right to opposite - to lips. Not quite sure what that was Putin signaled - maybe 'steal home plate'? :^)
:) Thanks and I checked for differences, but it seems the way you stated is all the same just not fingers. In the Eastern Orthodox (including the Russian Orthodox) and Eastern Catholic Churches, the tips of the first three fingers (the thumb, index, and middle ones) are brought together, and the last two (the "ring" and little fingers) are pressed against the palm. The first three fingers express our faith in the Trinity, while the remaining two fingers represent the two natures of Jesus, divine and human.
The translation is false. The subtitles are not what Putin is saying.
Thanks and I just sent this to Oleg for further verification. Will comment when he answers.
The subtitles bear no relation whatsoever to the audio.
Thanks and I'll correct this.