Putin: Eid al-Adha preserves unique traditions that span centuries
Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian Muslims on the Eid al-Adha holiday.
"This holiday, which marks the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, preserves unique traditions that span centuries and remind people about their deep spiritual roots and links between generations, which is the basis for the creative and unifying power of the Russian Muslim community," Puitn said in his congratulatory message.
Putin stressed that the unity of the Ummah has always been providing a solid foundation for facilitating inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogue, as well as for solving pressing tasks concerning the country’s development.
"It is nice to see this huge potential being used while implementing important educational and cultural projects for peace and harmony in society," the Russian President noted.