On November 3, 2022, Senior Pastor Olav Panchu of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Saratov, Dean of the ELCIR Volga Deanery, attended the celebration of Day of National Unity at the Saratov Oblast Government Building. Saratov Oblast Governor Roman Busargin extended his greetings to all people living in the region.
Holiday greetings from local gov’t minister Troshina:
Right Reverend Dean,
Warmest greetings for Day of National Unity!
This holiday is symbolic of the unity of Russia’s nation regardless of ethnicity, faith or social status.
We celebrate it out of respect for the valor of our people who united themselves to fight for freedom and independence! This holiday is symbolic of the continued tradition of patriotism and dedicated service to our Fatherland. For all people of Russia, especially for the younger generation, Day of National Unity is a lesson in courage and high responsibility for the fate of our Homeland!
Natalia Troshina, minister, Saratov Oblast Ministry for Domestic Policy and Social Relations