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Putin congratulates the Muslims of Russia on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr.

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Moscow, April 10, 2024 (LANA) - Russian President, Vladimir Putin, congratulated the country’s Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, praising their adherence to their historical, cultural and religious traditions and their contribution to developing society and preserving national unity.

In a message to the Muslims of Russia published on the Kremlin’s website today, Wednesday, Putin expressed his heartfelt congratulations to them and said: “For centuries, Eid al-Fitr has embodied for Muslims the joy of renewal and the aspiration to perfect morals and purity of thought and actions.”

He continued, "Muslims in Russia preserve the rich historical, cultural and religious traditions of their ancestors and follow the commandments of their fathers. They celebrate this holiday in their communities and with their families, and provide assistance to those in need."

Putin noted that Islamic organizations “participate creatively in the life of the country, in implementing important national, educational and charitable initiatives, cooperate fruitfully with government and public institutions, give priority to educating the younger generation, and contribute to maintaining civil harmony in the country.”