The telegram reads, in part:
“Your forum has brought together compatriots from over 70 nations. It has united those who care about Russia, support our plans for comprehensive modernisation, and strive to make their contribution to the development of our nation, the expansion of intercultural dialogue, and the promotion of a positive image of our nation throughout the world.
The main theme and slogan of this assembly – Teacher of Russkiy Mir – is particularly relevant now, during the Year of the Teacher in Russia. I believe that educators are highly influential not only in strengthening the position of the Russian language abroad, but also in maintaining cultural and historic traditions that bind the multimillion-strong Russian community.”