The telegram reads, in part:
”This year marks the 15th anniversary of the national domain .ru, which is among the largest national top-level domains. During this time, tens of millions of people have become its regular users.
Today the number of Russian language websites is constantly increasing. The dynamic growth of the Russian Internet opens up new possibilities for improving the competitiveness of our economy and the efficiency of public administration. And of course it provides our citizens with free access to global information resources.
I am sure that the Runet Prize will continue to promote Russia's full integration into the global information community, and the achievements of its winners will help the development of Russian Internet technologies.“