The message reads:
“I send my warmest congratulations to Orthodox Christians and everyone in Russia celebrating this joyful occasion of Christ’s resurrection.
Easter brings hope and joy to millions of people, inspiring them to do good and turning them towards the fundamental spiritual values that have played such an important part in Russia’s history and feed our national culture.
It is important to note the truly productive and devoted work the Russian Orthodox Church does to support civil peace and harmony in Russia and promote interfaith and interethnic dialogue. The Church is tireless in its efforts to strengthen in our society lofty moral and ethical ideals and family values, educate our young people, and resolve pressing social problems.
On this joyful day I sincerely wish you good health and all the very best.”
The President attended the Easter service and liturgy conducted by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.