The message of congratulations reads, in part:
”Since its inception, the museum has become one of the leading national cultural centres. It houses our country's largest collection of historical monuments and unique exhibits of a truly global significance. Getting acquainted with the variety of displays and exhibitions in the museum provides its many visitors with an excellent opportunity to appreciate the rich spiritual and cultural heritage of the peoples of Russia and to discover the wonderful world of history.
The museum's staff has become one of its most treasured assets, consisting of generations of well-known historians, specialists in museum management, high-level cultural authorities and a talented group of like-minded people motivated by a genuine love for what they do“.
Located on Red Square, the State History Museum houses a collection that represents the history of Russia since ancient times. The collection includes about 4.5 million items and more than 15 million pieces of documentary evidence.