The message reads, in part:
“The history of the ancient Kuznetsk Land was created by many generations of our forefathers – prospectors, miners and metallurgists, builders and workers, who settled in the new territories and developed promising mineral deposits, built cities and towns, as well as social and transport infrastructure, increasing the power and glory of Kuzbass.
Local people have always been valued for their truly Siberian character, famous for their persistence, a big heart, generosity, hospitality, courage and bravery. Today, soldiers from Kuzbass are heroically defending our homeland, just like they did during the Great Patriotic War.
Through your energy and your creative and constructive labour, Kuzbass is steadily increasing its significant industrial, scientific and technological potential and is rightly seen as one of the country’s largest industrial centres. Of course, it is important that the fulfilment of the main economic tasks in the region is accompanied by the implementation of the much-needed initiatives in education, healthcare, culture and housing construction, which adds up to improving the quality of people’s lives.”