The message reads, in part:
“The establishment of the Interstate Television and Radio Company Mir was an important and popular initiative, a unique project in the field of international humanitarian cooperation. Over the years, your company has gained enormous experience, grown into a large and dynamic media holding, and made a significant contribution to strengthening the shared information space in the Commonwealth of Independent States. Its news and analytical programmes, as well as cultural, educational and entertainment projects are invariably recognisable for their artistic style and rightfully enjoy popularity among viewers and listeners.
I am certain that at the bottom of Mir’s success is well-organised and efficient efforts of its multinational staff, a team made up of like-minded people who know their profession and are dedicated to their work.”