Putin and Mishustin congratulated Muslims on Eid al-Fitr

24 May 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin congratulated Muslims on Eid al-Fitr (Uraza-Bayram).


«Marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan, festival of breaking the fast has a special spiritual meaning, the joy of gaining a new priceless experience of moral purification and self-improvement. For centuries, it has been a tradition to celebrate it not only with fervent prayer, but also by showing attention to those who need help and care,» the President's message reads.


The President noted that Russian Muslims have a deep respect for the historical, cultural and religious traditions of their fathers and grandfathers, and they are introducing them to the younger generation.


«The Muslim community of Russia actively participates in the life of the country, makes an invaluable contribution to maintaining interethnic peace and civil harmony in society, strengthening the institution of the family, and educating young people. And of course, today, in the context of the spread of a dangerous disease, the responsible humanitarian and charitable mission of the Muslim clergy, religious organizations, and all Muslims of the country is in high demand and serves to save people's lives and health,» Putin stressed.


In turn, the head of government Mikhail Mishustin noted the active participation of the Russian Ummah in the public life of the country.


«Today, the Russian Ummah takes an active part in the public life of the country, - the message on the Cabinet's website reads. - Implements cultural, educational and educational projects, is engaged in charity, takes care of preserving its ancient traditions." In addition, the Prime Minister said that the Russian Ummah "conducts a constructive dialogue with representatives of other traditional faiths, makes a significant contribution to countering terrorism and extremism, and contributes to strengthening peace and harmony in society.»


«We highly appreciate this important creative work,» Mishustin concluded.


GSV "Russia - Islamic World"

Photo: official website of the President of the Russian Federation