The message reads, in part:
“Highly qualified professionals – scientists, designers, engineers and workers – have always been active in Russia’s nuclear industry. The industry’s significant potential was established thanks to their intense and dedicated work, as was Russia’s leadership in civilian nuclear energy.
It is encouraging to see that the current generation of specialists carefully preserves the unique intellectual, scientific and technological legacy of its predecessors, and actively participates in accomplishing the state’s most important tasks. I would emphasise that the nuclear industry has significant innovative potential that has yet to be fully tapped. This would help both modernise our economy and increase Russia’s competitiveness in international markets. Important priorities include: fundamental scientific research, large-scale exploration programmes in outer space and the Arctic, developing new types of reactors for nuclear power plants, and producing high-tech medical and other equipment.”