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Easter greetings to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

April 16, 2023

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Easter Sunday.

The message reads, in part:

“During Easter holidays, the hearts of believers are filled with sincere happiness and enthusiasm, the joy of following our ancestors’ traditions, which were passed down to us through generations.

I would like to express my deep gratitude for your tireless and selfless work to preserve the enduring historical, spiritual, moral and family values, and to educate the youth. Throughout the years, your wise words of the pastor have served to consolidate our society, calling for mercy, kindness and justice and helping people find strong spiritual support. This is particularly important today, when we are facing considerable challenges.”

April 16, 2023