The congratulatory telegram reads, in part:
“For over two decades, a modern, flexible and effective emergency and disaster response system has been functioning successfully. In this time, Emergencies Ministry officers have saved hundreds of thousands of lives, rescuing people in many of Russia’s regions and around the world, always working quickly and efficiently as a team. And the reward for your difficult work, for your exceedingly high professional level, courage and dedication is genuine human gratitude, a great reputation with the public and people’s respect.
Today, the Emergencies Ministry plays a major role in searching for adequate response to environmental, man-induced and social threats of the 21st century. So it is important to implement cutting-edge information technology and equipment, strengthen cooperation with foreign partners, develop special infrastructure and safety alert systems, and improve training and retraining of rescuers. Particular attention should be given to public awareness campaigns, promoting environmental friendliness among public, and first aid skills awareness.
I am confident that your knowledge, experience and ability to achieve results in the most difficult conditions will help you to efficiently respond to the challenges before you in the future.”