The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill on his name day, the greeting text is on the website of the Kremlin.

The head of state noted "tireless care" Patriarch about formation in the Russian society spiritually-moral ideals and family values, as well as the education of the younger generation.

In addition, Putin said about the importance of the contribution of the Patriarch in the strengthening of historical, cultural, and Patriotic traditions of Russia.