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October 7, Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated his 64th birthday. According to his press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, he celebrated the holiday with his relatives and friends.
According to the Kremlin press service, Putin received congratulations from the very early morning. State Duma deputy Valentina Tereshkova offered to send Putin a basket of 450 roses - one from each of the deputy. Parliamentarians approved the idea.
Leaders of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, as well as the unrecognized Abkhazia sent wishes to President of the Russian Federation. Messages of congratulations from the West are not published yet.
The head of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People’s Republic" Alexander Zakharchenko also sent his greetings to Putin.
"Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! On my own behalf and on behalf of all citizens of "Donetsk People's Republic" I warmly and sincerely congratulate you on your birthday, - stated in the text of greetings, quoted by the separatist Donetsk news agency. - Help of Russian Federation and Your personal support to residents of Donbas at the diplomatic level, in international politics, in the building of state institutions of our young Republic, are just invaluable."
Zakharchenko also stressed "the friendship and partnership between Russian and "DPR."
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov called Putin "the most powerful and brilliant politician of modern times." Kadyrov said that before Putin became president, "the country stood on the brink of the abyss."
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, Kirill said Putin's efforts to combat extremism and terrorism, saying that his presidency for the ROC is related to "revival torn down shrines, the implementation of the large-scale projects and church-society initiatives aimed at promoting the enduring spiritual and moral values among the people of the country "on the preservation of cultural heritage.
Dmitry Peskov noted that Putin has not received any signs of congratulations from Kyiv.
On the Crimean Bridge in Moscow, there was a big poster with a portrait of Putin. He is depicted in the background of the flag of Syria, and there are two inscriptions in Russian and Arabic: "Putin, thank you for peace." Russian media reported that the poster was hung by Syrian students studying at Moscow universities.
The Russian Embassy in the United States congratulated Putin in a very the creative way.
Ukrainian soldiers from battalion Kyiv-2 zone have congratulated Putin with his last 64th birthday.
Earlier, Putin on his birthday went to a 9-mile hike through the forest, took part in a hockey game in Sochi, and also traveled to his native St. Petersburg.