The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“This holiday of special significance for Buddhists symbolises moral regeneration and purity of intent and is a time for good deeds and noble undertakings. These centuries-old traditions passed down from one generation to the next are an inalienable part of the spiritual legacy of many of our country’s peoples.
Buddhist organisations in Russia are working actively together with our country’s authorities today to address important tasks such as young people’s spiritual and moral upbringing, promoting interfaith dialogue and bolstering social harmony. Much is being done to restore cultural sites and revive the traditions of religious education.”