The Moldovan President Igor Dodon sent cordial congratulations to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the national holiday – the Day of National Unity.
On this day Moscow was liberated from foreign invaders in 1612, and the Russian state defended its freedom.
Orthodox Christians on this day also celebrate one of the main holidays – the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.
We publish the text of the congratulatory message of the President in full:
“Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich!
I cordially congratulate you and the people of the Russian Federation on the national holiday – the Day of National Unity.
On this day 406 years ago, the people’s militia liberated Moscow from the foreign invaders, defending the freedom and independence of the Russian state.
This holiday is linked with the names of prominent figures in Russian history – Patriarch Hermogenes, Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky. On this day, the Orthodox believers celebrate one of the holidays – the Day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.
This holiday testifies to all of us about the importance of faith in God and love for the Motherland. It is important, including for our country, since Russia, which defended its independence on this day, for several centuries became an ally of all Orthodox peoples for national and spiritual liberation.
I sincerely wish all the people of Russia peace, well-being and prosperity!”