The assembled activists held in their hands the national flags of Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Greece, the banners of various Cypriot public associations, banners with the slogans “Dad, mom, I am a happy family”, as well as banners with the slogans “Hands out of children” and “We support the actions of Russia.
As Mikis Filaniotis, a Cypriot and a member of the expert council of the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC), told the RG correspondent, Russian activists, as part of today’s action in Nicosia, supported the initiative of the organizations Cypriot public organizations that defend traditions, values and the family. According to the interlocutor, a similar action was carried out last year in the largest city of the island state – Limassol.
“The Republic of Cyprus is an Orthodox country with strong family traditions. However, today they are trying to implement a neoliberal agenda in relation to our country that, among other things, implies the promotion of permissiveness and depravity. The European Union puts pressure on Cyprus, as the European elites want to impose their neoliberal and anti-family agenda on all EU countries. Make it universal. But is it possible that all citizens of completely different countries of Northern and Southern Europe support this? It cannot be. So, therefore, today we publicly celebrate the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity!” Mikis Philaniotis.
After gathering in Eleftherias Square, a column of several hundred flag-waving activists marched down the central Ledra shopping street to the square near the Faneromeni Church, where a demonstration in defense of traditional family values was held.
For his part, the Russian ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, Murat Zyazikov, congratulated his compatriots on the Day of Family, Love and Fidelity. “In our country, the institution of the family has always been treated with special respect and care. Today, when traditions are violated so many times and it is a matter of imposing other people’s values and orders on us, it is especially important to preserve our historical foundations, traditional values and moral ideals,” said the ambassador in a congratulatory message, distributed on Saturday by the diplomatic mission Russian in Cyprus
“Today’s holiday carries a deep idea of union around traditional family values, such as love, loyalty, mutual respect, caring for others. The family is our support, a reliable rear, a place where everyone receives support, sympathy and good advice. . At the heart of the family, mutual care, mutual respect, cohesion, ensuring the continuity of generations. A strong and happy family is the key to the prosperity and development of our state, “Murat Zyazikov emphasized.