Greeting word of the President of the XIV Kazan International Muslim Film Fes- tival, the Chairman of Russia Muftis Council and Spiritual board of Muslims of Russian Federation, Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin to the participants and guests of the XIV Kazan
4 September 2018News
Dear guests and participants of the festival!
On behalf of the Spiritual board of Muslims of Russian Federation, the Council of Muftis of Russia and from me personally, please, accept heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the opening of the XIV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival.
Russia is a Eurasian country the number of Muslims in which is the greatest in Europe. We can be proud of multinational Tatarstan be- ing an example of friendly, tolerant relationships between the representatives of different religions, an example of building a dialogue by the means of cinema language for countries and people.
Here, in Kazan the Muslim Film Festival originated and over a decade of its development became bright event. This is the festival, which annually in September unites the guests of the whole world in order to create an objective view of Islam and Muslims in Russia and in the world community through the films.
Unchanged motto of the festival «Through the dialogue of cultures to the culture of dialogue», promoting the ideas of peacekeeping and religious tolerance, attracts to participation the representatives of different nationalities for whom Kazan becomes the place of culture exchange and dialogue.
I wish all the guests and participants of the film festival to have spiritual strength and God’s fully reinforcing help in important works continuation.
With regards of peace and goodness,
Mufti Sheikh Ravil Gainutdin, the President of the XIV Kazan International Muslim Film Festival,
the Chairman of Russia Muftis Council and Spiritual board of Muslims of Russian Federation