The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“I offer my warmest congratulations to Russia’s Jewish community on the Passover holiday.
This holiday reminds us of one of the big events in biblical history: the Jewish people’s liberation from centuries of enslavement and the start of their road to the Promised Land. Ever since those Old Testament days, freedom has been one of the greatest moral and spiritual values, and in today’s world has taken on universal meaning.
Our country’s successful development depends directly on protecting our citizen’s rights and freedoms, preserving our cultural and religious diversity, and fighting xenophobia. Russia’s Jewish community works actively with the state authorities on resolving these issues and contributes to expanding the interfaith dialogue and strengthening harmony within our society.”