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MOSCOW, February 13 (Itar-Tass) —— Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent a greeting message to participants, organizers and guests of the fifth congress of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, the government press service said.
It is important to note that the federation uniting Judaic communities of many Russian regions is highly authoritative both in the country and abroad. The federation conducts significant and needed charity work and participates in the implementation of educational projects and initiatives. It actively uses present possibilities to revive spiritual and cultural traditions of the Russian Jews, the premier noted in his message.
The Russian government attaches great importance to multifaceted and fruitful activities of public and religious organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Communities. It values and will support its efforts in the social service, inter-ethnic dialogue consolidation and establishment of the principles of religious tolerance and good relations between representatives of various religions.
"I believe your congress will contribute to the consolidation of constructive forces of the society and maintenance of civil peace and accord," he said.