In the letter, the Russian statesman stressed that Raul Castro starred in key events in Cuban history and dedicated his life to defend the interests of his homeland and fight for social justice.
The text confirms the importance of the Cuban revolutionary leader in establishing and strengthening the relations between the two countries. ‘The constructive cooperation between Moscow and Havana will continue strengthening for the welfare of our peoples,’ Putin stressed.
On the other hand, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Kirill, highlighted in his congratulations that his life has been an example of service to the country.
Kirill thanked Raul Castro for his personal support to hold his meeting with Pope Francis in Havana.
Raul Castro was born on June 3, 1931, in Biran, Holguin province.