The congratulations reads, in particular:
”Easter is widely observed throughout Russia, bringing millions of Christians joy, love and hope. This holiday vividly shows how important national traditions, spiritual values and ideals are for our people.
It is gratifying to see that today the Russian Orthodox Church and other traditional Christian denominations in our country have become not just an essential part of civil society, but also an active social force. Their instructional and educational work is aimed at helping Russia’s citizens develop high moral ideals, ensure the credibility of family values and find solutions for urgent social problems.
I am confident that the state will continue to fully support the positive activities of the religious associations of Russia and to guarantee the implementation of citizens’ rights to freedom of religion in every way.“