2005-10-03 16:20:00

President Putin offers the seasonís greeting on the occasion of the Jewish New Year

I greet the Russian Jews on the occasion of Rosh Hashanan (the New Year)!

For the followers of Judaism, this holiday symbolizes spiritual purification, moral and religious improvement, commitment to the eternal values of good, justice, mercy.

The Russian followers of Judaism, just as representatives of other confessions, make a worthy contribution to the consolidation of stability and accord and the development constructive dialogue in society.

This is especially important today as we seek together to oppose any manifestation of ethnic and religious intolerance and attempts to shatter the peaceful existence of people of various faiths.

I sincerely wish you good health, happiness and all the best. May peace and prosperity reign in your homes.

V. Putin