The message reads, in part:
“Although this prestigious competition is held online this year, it is still a huge and truly significant event for each of you. You have prepared well for it, and demonstrated your high skills to the strict expert jury. You have shown that you can concentrate properly and have the ability to quickly handle emergency situations. And most importantly, you have proved to yourselves that you are capable of competing on equal terms with the best young professionals from different regions of Russia and achieve success, and move forward.
“I am confident that projects such as the WorldSkills Russia National Championship, dictated by the time, contribute to the popularisation of working professions and the improvement of vocational education, and provide opportunities for creative, personal self-realisation of young men and women. And, of course, they foster respect for a working person in society.”