Festival of peace and kindness
Congratulation of the President of Kazakhstan with festival of Christmas
Let me heartily congratulate orthodox Christians of our country and all the people of Kazakhstan on a bright festival of Christmas!
Christmas is a festival of genial hopes and anticipations. It unites people in their desire to do good deeds, live in concord and harmony with God's dispensations.
These timeless values are especially important in Kazakhstan where people of different beliefs and nations live in the atmosphere of friendship.
Thanks to our unity and agreement Kazakhstan continues to develop dynamically. The authority of our country strengthens in the international field.
Kazakhstan successfully has carried the chairmanship of the OSCE in the end of which in Astana there was a historical summit of the heads of states and governments - members of the organization.
Last year was marked with a notable event for the Russian Orthodox Church in Kazakhstan. The Holiest Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill has visited Astana and the blessed Uspensky cathedral church, the largest cathedral in the Central Asia. That visit was an important step for strengthening of friendly relations between Orthodox and Islamic communities of our country.
On a Christmas day let me express gratitude to all the orthodox citizens of the state whose kind deeds and thoughts contribute to development and prosperity of our Motherland.
I wish all the people of Kazakhstan strong health, peace and prosperity; happiness, love and understanding for every family!