Moscow. 16 Feb. INTERFAX – Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Russia’s Buddhists with the holiday Sagaalgan, said on Friday the government website.
“This holiday symbolizes the coming of the new year according to the lunar calendar, with the beginning of the White moon is associated with longing for warmth and renewal,” – said in a telegram to the Prime Minister, directed the head of the Buddhist traditional Sangha of Russia Pandito Hambo-Lama Dam Ayusheeva.
As noted by Dmitry Medvedev, “who came from the immemorial values of Buddhism and the tradition Sagaalgan is inseparable from the historical and cultural heritage of our country.” “They contribute to the rapprochement of the peoples of Russia, formation of modern generation is the right relationship to the world, the concepts of good and evil, honor and dignity, duty and justice, love and kindness”, – the telegram says.
Dmitry Medvedev noted that the traditional Sangha of Russia actively promotes the development of interethnic and interfaith dialogue, effective interaction between government and religious organizations. “And such work deserves deep respect”, – stressed the Prime Minister.