The message of congratulations reads, in part:
‘For centuries this holiday has been imbued with the kindest and best feelings and helps bring people together as well as promotes the values of goodness, mercy, love and mutual respect in society. It reveals the depths of the spiritual traditions of Islam, based on humanistic principles.
It is pleasing to see that Russian Muslims are making a worthy contribution to developing inter-religious cooperation, and the unity of the peoples of Russia. The Russian Muslim community actively participates in charity, the revival of family values, and in combating extremism and intolerance’.