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Putin congratulates Russian Muslims on Eid al-Fitr holiday

August 08, 2013, 10:18 UTC+3
Putin: "Russian followers of Islam take century-long historical, cultural and religious traditions with a deep respect and celebrate broadly this remarkable holiday"
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MOSCOW, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian Muslims on the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the Kremlin press service reported on Thursday.

“Highlighting the holy month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr brings the joy of strengthening of faith and the acquiring of new priceless experience of spiritual and moral self-perfection. It encourages to do good, show compassion and to help people in trouble and need,” the Russian President said in his congratulatory message. “I will note that Russian followers of Islam take century-long historical, cultural and religious traditions with a deep respect and celebrate broadly this remarkable holiday,” the congratulatory message reads.

“The Muslim community in Russia participates actively in the life of the country, makes a unique contribution in the upbringing of young people and the development of inter-confessional dialogue. Certainly, their activity promotes the maintenance of interethnic peace and civil accord in the society,” Putin noted in the congratulatory message.

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