Moscow, September 30, Interfax - Russian President Vladimir Putin has greeted Russian Jews on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
"This ancient festival symbolizes the desire of people to seek spiritual purification and self-improvement. It encourages people to care for the purity of their thoughts and deeds," Putin said in his greetings message published on the Kremlin website.
"Importantly, all Jewish organizations in Russia regard the priceless spiritual, historic and cultural legacy of the ancestors with great respect, making young people familiar with traditions and customs of their fathers. Sincerest recognition should be given to their active participation in public life, in socially important charitable initiatives and in maintaining constructive inter-ethnic and inter-religious dialogues in our country," Putin said.
"I sincerely wish that the coming year bring you well-being, happiness, and prosperity," Putin said in his greetings message.