Putin congratulated the Russians on Christmas
Moscow, January 7 – Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Orthodox Christians and all Russian citizens on celebrating Christmas, according to the Kremlin website.
“This beloved, bright holiday inspires people to good deeds and aspirations, serves to establish in society firm spiritual values \u200b\u200band moral guidelines such as mercy, compassion, kindness and justice. And I will note with deep satisfaction the huge creative contribution that the Russian Orthodox Church, other Christian denominations of Russia make to the unity of society, preserving Our historical memory, the education of young people, and the strengthening of the institution of the family, ”the letter reads.
The president noted that church organizations “pay primary attention to maintaining peace and harmony between races and religions in our country, caring for those who need help, and supporting our soldiers participating in a special military operation.”
“Such a great and multifaceted act of austerity deserves all sincere respect. I wish Orthodox Christians, everyone who celebrates the feast of the Nativity of Christ, health, success and all the best,” said the head of state.
On Christmas Eve, Putin attended a service at the Annunciation Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin.