Putin noted that the Cossacks become more important creative force

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis in fotobanka whip. Archival photoPutin noted that the Cossacks become more important creative force© RIA Novosti / Alexei Filippoupolitis the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin greeted the participants and guests of the constituent Assembly of the all-Russian Cossack society, and noted the formation of the Cossacks as a meaningful constructive and creative force, reported on the Kremlin website.

The head of state noted the symbolism of the fact that constituent Assembly takes place in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. According to him, adherence to the canons of Orthodoxy and the enduring values of patriotism-for centuries has determined the Outlook of the Cossacks, was a solid Foundation on which to build them a life, unique customs and way of life.

«Today, thanks to the initiative and active position of public organizations, volunteers and concerned citizens, the support of the authorities and the Russian Orthodox Church, the Cossacks not only revived but becomes more significant in a constructive, creative force,» — said in greeting.

Putin expressed confidence that the establishment of the all-Russian Cossack society will contribute to the further development of the Cossacks and their unification around age-old traditions of devotional service to the Fatherland, the preservation of the unique cultural and historical heritage.