The message reads, in part:
“Eid al-Adha promotes kindness and justice, mercy and piety, a careful and warm-hearted attitude towards others, towards our neighbours. These high humanistic ideals are a strong foundation for moral and ethical growth.
It is important that the true values of Islam continue to serve as the foundation of the spiritual life of the Russian Muslim community. They unite people and help them to maintain the traditions of neighbourliness between representatives of the different ethnicities, faiths and cultures that have deep historical roots in our country.”