Sunday, January 9, 2011
Russian Communist Party's Leader Gives Christmas Message
Gennady Zyuganov, Chairman of the Communist Party of Russian Federation
From: Voice of Russia
Greetings to Our Compatriots on the Feast of the Nativity!
My countrymen, my dear friends:
Once again, the great joy of the holiday of the Nativity of Christ Christmas comes to Russia, to our Russian homeland. I greet you upon this day, one of the most beloved holidays of our people; it gives us hope for spiritual renewal, the elimination of injustice, the healing of our ills, and a belief in a better life. Without a doubt, Orthodoxy has always been the spiritual foundation of our age-old Russian culture; it’s been the core of our national identity for over a millennium. Throughout history, it’s been the moral foundation of the Russian character. I wish happiness, health, peace, and love to all of your families; on this day, I want all of us to remember with particular intensity those who are having hard times. This holiday, these people lack heat and light, they live in poverty and insecurity. Such ills in our contemporary Russian society are the result of an unjust socio-economic policy, of a split society; it’s a sign of its moral ill-health. Despite all of that, I hope and believe that our great country and its hardworking people will overcome all the adversity now facing us. The Nativity… has shown to the world the light of wisdom… is another reminder of the evangelical admonition that we all need to work together. If we draw upon the ancient traditions of our people, it would help us to build up the ideals of labour, social justice, and brotherhood; it would help us to achieve a decent life, peace, and happiness for each and every one of us.
С Рождеством Христовым! To the Feast of the Nativity of Christ!