The message reads, in part:
“You can be rightly proud of being part of the team-minded and close-knit Izvestia family, of the richest creative legacy of your predecessors. Many generations of talented journalists, opinion writers and photojournalists have faithfully and selflessly served their vocation, creating the history and customs of this newspaper as well as its signature style.
It is noteworthy that the current team of this iconic media outlet is working honestly and with utmost commitment to bravely launch diverse and meaningful projects, discovering new and promising areas of focus. This is why, Izvestia has been an incredibly popular newspaper all these years and one of the recognised leaders of the Russian print media.”