President Vladimir Putin congratulated Orthodox Christians and all Russians celebrating the Nativity of Christ. This was reported on the Kremlin's website.
The head of state noted that Christmas has a special moral meaning. This holiday unites people, fills their hearts with joy and bright hopes.
“ I wish Orthodox Christians, all who celebrate the Nativity of Christ, health, success and all the best '', & ndash; Putin said.
He added that the Russian Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations in Russia are making a huge contribution to the preservation of patriotic and cultural heritage, strengthening the institution of the family and educating young people.
Recall on Christmas Vladimir Putin attended a service in the Church of the Savior Image Not Made by Hands in Novo-Ogaryovo.
Earlier, & nbsp; Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia & nbsp; Kirill & nbsp; also congratulated the Orthodox & nbsp; Merry Christmas.