The telegram reads, in part:
“The nuclear industry is one of the most important strategic areas of our country’s economic development, the key energy source of the future. It has grown out of innovative ideas and scientific development, and it is important to make full use of this innovative potential in order to strengthen Russia’s current positions on the global markets, ensuring that it is globally competitive.
Today, our nation’s nuclear professionals face several important challenges: increasing the share of nuclear energy in the national energy budget, improving nuclear plant reliability and safety, and developing future programmes for international cooperation.
I am certain that the rich traditions within your industry, your enormous intellectual potential, and your high level of professionalism will help all of you in successfully implementing plans to modernise the Russian economy.”