The message reads, in part:
“You are a deserved member of that constellation of strong, courageous people and outstanding professionals. No matter what the circumstances, you always showed your steadfastness and readiness for responsible, hard work and serious tests, and always carried out your missions with success.
You and your colleagues made a great contribution to maintaining peace, security and strategic parity. Your work was of the kind that passed unnoticed to outsiders’ gazes, but was very important and deserves our greatest respect and recognition.”