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Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Orthodox Christians and all Russian citizens celebrating Easter on Resurrection Sunday

April 15, 2012

“I sincerely wish all of you a Happy Easter!

The Holy Easter holiday has great moral significance. It fills the hearts of millions of believers with joy, hope and a sincere desire to do good deeds.

The Russian Orthodox Church plays a major role in bringing people together around common spiritual values. Today, in close cooperation with other faiths, community organisations and the government, it is doing much to strengthen civil accord and moral principles, support the institution of family, protect motherhood and childhood, and educate young people in the spirit of patriotism and respect.

I wish happiness, peace, and all the very best to Orthodox Christians and everyone celebrating Easter.”

Dmitry and Svetlana Medvedev attended the Easter service at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

April 15, 2012