Putin highlights importance of Muslim community for maintaining social harmony

Baku, September 12, AZERTAC

Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the country’s Muslims on the Eid al-Adha holiday that marks the end of the hajj pilgrimage, the Kremlin press service said on Monday, according to TASS.

"Over the past centuries, this bright holiday has played a huge role in the life of the Muslim Ummah and serves towards the rapprochement of people, accustoms them to the timeless values of Islam, educates them to have careful and respectful attitude to the ancient history, customs and covenants of ancestors," Putin said. "I note with satisfaction that Russia’s Muslims honor the spiritual traditions and celebrate Eid al-Adha widely."

"The Muslim community actively participates in the country’s life and makes a significant contribution to educating the youth and developing interreligious and interethnic dialogue. Of course, its activity is very important for maintaining peace and social harmony in society," the Russian president stressed.

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