The message reads, in part:
“This day is recognition of the merits of the domestic business community in solving key national challenges. Talented, ambitious, and independent-minded people have always played an important role in the development of the Russian economy, have ensured the growth of industry and trade, and have continued the traditions of philanthropy and social responsibility.
Modernising the Russian economy and ensuring its shift to an innovative path of development is our strategic priority. Today, your energy and competence to a great extent are the driving force behind the creation of new jobs, the introduction of new management techniques, and the efficient commercialisation of scientific ideas and developments, ultimately resulting in higher living standards of our people and stronger position of Russia in the global market.
I am confident that, through the joint efforts of the state and business, we will accomplish the goals we have set.”