The President congratulated Russian Muslims on Eid al-Adha

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photobacteria Eid al-Adha in Moscow. Archival photoThe President congratulated Russian Muslims on Eid al-Adha© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian Muslims on Eid al-Adha, noting their role in maintaining peace and strengthening friendship and understanding among peoples, the press-service of the Kremlin.

The President called Eid al-Fitr holiday, which «carries with it a deep moral sense, represents the joy of renewal, self-improvement, readiness to do good, to help those in need.» He also noted the caring attitude of Russian Muslims to the rich spiritual and historical heritage of the ancestors.

«Our most 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», — the telegram says.

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