Putin: Macedonia is a cradle of all Slavic literacy


I know that you’re in Russia due to a special circumstance.  You’re here to receive the foundation award for uniting all Christian Orthodox people. Today is also a special day for Russia as well – the day of Slavic literature and the Cyrillic alphabet who as we all know came to us from Macedonia. I would like to begin with congratulating you on this award, said Putin in his remarks to Macedonian president Gjorgje Ivanov.