The message reads, in part:
“For many years your forum has been one of the most anticipated and really important events in the country’s public, cultural and spiritual life. It unites many participants and guests – caring and proactive people – around its lofty goals.
Today, hierarchs of the Moscow Patriarchate, local Russian Orthodox churches, representatives of government bodies, science and education, and the creative intelligentsia have again met at the State Kremlin Palace.
Moral Values and the Future of Humanity is the main theme on the forum’s agenda. I am sure it will set the tune for your meaningful discussions and determine the main vector of debates on pressing issues linked with the development of education in this country and upbringing of the rising generation. Those were the immutable spiritual and moral ideals and the traditions of patriotism and the public spirit that have united our nation for centuries, provided vital guidance and helped the country to move forward on the road of progress.”