The day of the baptism of Russia helps to keep the unity of the people, said Gryzlov

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotoreceptor of the Supreme Council of United Russia party Boris Gryzlov. Archival photoThe day of the baptism of Russia helps to keep the unity of the people, said Gryzlov© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Chairman of the Supreme Council of «United Russia» Boris Gryzlov has congratulated Orthodox on the Day of the baptism of Russia, noting that the festival helps to preserve a sense of unity.

«The baptism of Rus laid the Foundation for all further development of our society, state, culture. Spiritual and moral values then helped our country to survive under extremely difficult tests. Helped to maintain a sense of unity in times of acute controversy. Withstood severe attacks from the many different ideologies,» he said.

Gryzlov also noted that the holiday dedicated to the event that occurred 1030 years ago, but it is directly linked to today’s modern life. According to him, this is an invaluable key to the future of the country and the entire international community.

«Let common historical memory, spiritual values will help us all in helping resolve this crisis and all others, even the most complex and pressing problems», — said Gryzlov.

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