Russian Protestants are an important part of Russian society. This was stated by first Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko.
In Moscow took place the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the start of the reformation. This date is of great importance for the entire modern world, said «TV Center».
The reformation changed not only the religious image of Europe, but largely determined the cultural and scientific development of society. Followers of Protestantism contributed to the formation of our state. In Russia, the anniversary was widely celebrated throughout the year, and the main event was the return to Moscow of the Cathedral of the Holy apostles Peter and Paul in the property of the Lutheran Church.
Welcome speech from the President to the participants of the meeting gave Sergei Kiriyenko. He also noted the importance of Protestantism in modern Russia.
«I would like to assure you that public authorities perceive the Protestants of Russia as an integral part of the traditional religious community of multinational Russia. Today the government is doing everything possible in order to restore historical justice, to return and to rebuild temples, to support national spiritual revival,» — said Kiriyenko.