Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed Russia’s Jews to wish them well as they celebrate the Israelites’ escape from Egypt.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin wished Russia’s Jewish community a happy Passover; the holiday commemorates the Biblical Exodus.
He added that Jewish organizations operating in Russia were fostering peace and harmony in society, boosting mutual understanding between people of various nationalities and religions.
On Thursday, the Russian leader wished Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a happy Passover during their talks in Moscow.
Passover, which started on Friday night, marks the historical events that laid the foundations of Israelites as a free nation and their Exodus from Egypt. The religion of Judaism is based on the memories of the Exodus and the ensuing search for the Promised Land and the formation of an independent Jewish state.