The congratulatory message reads:
”I sincerely congratulate you on this happy holiday of Easter Sunday.
Easter celebrations contain the bright light of faith and goodness, fill our hearts with hope, joy and feelings of good-will towards others, and draw us towards the eternal spiritual values of Orthodoxy and centuries-old traditions of our people, which remain the basis of our unity today.
The Russian Orthodox Church plays an important constructive role in consolidating the moral foundations of our society, as well as strengthening international and interfaith cooperation. Its fruitful interaction with the state promotes our country's continued development.
I wish Orthodox Christians and all citizens of Russia celebrating Easter peace, happiness and prosperity.“
Dmitry Medvedev and his spouse Svetlana Medvedeva also attended the Easter service at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, led by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.