"The great holiday of Easter, which symbolizes a triumph of life, good and love and has a huge moral significance. It wakens faith, hope and intention to do good deeds, to help to our fellow people. It consolidates people among eternal spiritual values and ideals. In these spring days filled with a sincere joy we understand the importance of the traditions and customs," Putin said in a statement, as quoted by the Kremlin press service.
Putin along with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin also attended the festive Easter service at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow.