The message reads, in part:
“For many decades now the Interior Ministry Troops have kept watch over our country’s and society’s interests and carried out the responsible missions of maintaining constitutional order and protecting public safety.
You have shown your faithfulness to your oath and your military duty on various occasions in war and in peace. The effectiveness of our efforts to combat extremism and terrorism and maintain order and stability in society depend hugely upon your professionalism.
I am sure that you will continue your loyal service to our country and live up to and continue the traditions of your predecessors.”
Russia celebrates Interior Ministry Troops Day on March 27.