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Name Day greetings to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

May 24, 2023

Vladimir Putin sent best wishes to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his Name Day.

The President sent Name Day greetings to the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The message reads, in part:

“It is significant that your Name Day coincides with the wide celebrations of the Day of Slavic Literature and Culture in Russia, dedicated to the great enlighteners, Cyril and Methodius. I would like to underscore your many years of tireless selfless work as Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church, and your sincere concern for the spiritual well-being of the Russian people. You are doing much to support the enduring values of Orthodoxy. You are making a significant contribution to maintaining civil peace and harmonising interreligious and interethnic dialogue, and directing your efforts to preserving our unique historical and cultural heritage.”

May 24, 2023