The message reads, in part:
”Your forum coincides with National Unity Day. This holiday has its roots in the events that unfolded few centuries ago, and is overall linked with the glorious, heroic annals of our history and the strengthening of Russia’s statehood, which will be 1150 this year.
Present in this room today are well-known public figures and scientists, writers and journalists, professors and scholars from many countries. You are all united by a sincere affection for Russia and desire to make a personal contribution to solving our common problems. Your most valued and fruitful efforts, your creative and educational initiatives aimed at promoting Russian language and culture, expanding the use of Russian language and strengthening Russia’s international authority, all deserve the most heartfelt recognition.“