Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian Muslims on the advent of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, said on Sunday the press service of the Kremlin.
“Eid al-Fitr is one of the main religious holidays, which for many centuries is celebrated by followers of Islam around the world. Concluding the Holy month of Ramadan, it carries a deep moral sense, represents the joy of renewal, self-improvement, readiness to do good, to help those in need,” – said, in particular, in the telegram.
The head of state stressed that the Russian Muslims cherish the rich spiritual and historical heritage of the ancestors, “honor the precepts and customs of their fathers and grandfathers, and attach them to the younger generation.”
Putin also noted that sincere respect, deserves the active participation of Muslim organizations in the social, cultural life of the country, in the implementation of the claimed charitable, educational, Patriotic initiatives. “And of course, emphasizing their role in maintaining civil peace and accord, strengthening of friendship and understanding between people”, – said the President.