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Russia Celebrates Orthodox Easter During Pandemic

Russia Celebrates Orthodox Easter During Pandemic
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Russia celebrated a muted Orthodox Easter today amid the pandemic ravaging Moscow as 6,000 new cases were reported today in the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a personal message congratulating the public below.

“The Great holiday of Easter fills people’s hearts with joy and hope, with faith in the all-conquering power of life, in the triumph of goodness, love and justice. These enduring ideals and values hold our people together and help us withstand difficult trials,” the congratulation says, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

The head of state noted that “today, as at all times, the Russian Orthodox Church and other Christian denominations direct their selfless services to strengthening the spiritual and moral foundations of society, increasing the historical and cultural heritage of Russia.” They participate in the upbringing of the younger generation, and the strengthening of the institution of the family, he noted.

Putin stressed “the great and highly sought social charitable activities of Christian religious organizations, their support of volunteers and all caring people who are sincerely eager to help others.”.

Here is a good explanation of how the Russian’s celebrate the most sacred of Christian holidays…It’s not just one day.

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