The congratulatory telegram reads, in part:
“In Russia’s scientific community you are renowned and appreciated as an outstanding designer who made an enormous contribution to the development of the national shipbuilding industry. Almost all models of contemporary strategic submarines, the basis of Russia’s marine nuclear forces, were set up through your direct involvement.
I am glad to see that today important work, particularly in designing offshore oil and gas platforms to meet the domestic demand for fuel and energy, is being carried out under your guidance.
I wish you good health and all the very best.”