Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated all Muslims of the country on the Eid al-Adha holiday, the Kremlin press service reports. The Russian president stressed that the Muslim community makes a significant contribution to the development of inter-religious dialogue.
“The Muslim Ummah is actively participating in the country’s life and is making a significant contribution to education of the younger generation and promotion of the inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue. Indeed, its activity is very important for maintaining the peace and accord in society,” a congratulatory telegram says.
Putin noted that over the centuries this festival bolsters unity between people, introduces them to the timeless values of Islam and fosters their caring and respectful attitude towards ancient history, customs and legacy of ancestors, RIA Novosti reports.