Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that Russian society has to follow the spiritual precepts of their ancestors in the fight against modern challenges and threats. Speech, according to the head of the state, in particular, the admonition of Prince Vladimir, reports TASS.
"His era had many accomplishments, but most important, determinative, of course, the key of which was the baptism of Rus (...) This choice has become a common spiritual source for the people of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine", — said Putin, speaking at the opening ceremony of the monument to Prince.
The Russian leader stressed that Prince Vladimir "laid the moral foundations of values", which is still relevant today.
"That is strong moral support, cohesion and unity helped our ancestors to overcome difficulties, to live and win the glory of the Fatherland, and from generation to generation to strengthen his power and greatness. And today, our duty is to stand together against new challenges and threats, based on spiritual precepts, on the priceless tradition of unity and harmony to move forward, ensuring the continuity of our millennial history", — concluded the President.
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