The message reads, in part:
“All these years, as you carried out the mission entrusted to you, you have been promoting the eternal Buddhist values. You have done a great deal to strengthen spiritual and moral ideals of the people who practice this ancient religion.
Your efforts have contributed to the construction of new temples and restoration of Buddhist spiritual and education centres in Russia. The traditional Buddhist Sangkha actively encourages the development of an intercultural and inter-confessional dialogue, and promotes civil peace and accord in our country.”