The message reads, in part:
“This region has been the home to many outstanding Russian writers and poets, scientists and designers, military commanders and diplomats, and has made a truly unique contribution to the strengthening of the state, and the development of science, culture and social ideas.
“It is good to see that today’s generation is following the traditions of creative and constructive work in the region. Among your major goals is the comprehensive upgrading of the agro-industrial complex, construction of new and modern motorways, progress on social issues and general improvement in the quality of life. Issues concerning the environment and the protection of the Orel Region’s natural wealth require a most responsible attitude.”