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Russia's President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian Muslims on the forthcoming Muslim Feast of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha), the Kremlin's press service has reported earlier today.

Putin has laid particular stress on that "the Muslim community in Russia is playing a significant role in promoting an inter-religious and inter-ethnic dialogue and a closer unity of the country's people. [The Community] is intensely involved in charity, revival of family values and activities aimed to curb extremism and terrorism."


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