The message reads, in part:
“In recent years, the Union of Armenians of Russia has grown into a prestigious public organisation that represents the largest Armenian diaspora in the world – nearly three million people.
You make a significant input into harmonising interethnic relations in our country, conducting much-needed work to implement socially significant projects and initiatives in culture, education and training. You help strengthen the traditionally friendly ties between Russia and Armenia.
This large-scale, multifaceted work deserves sincere respect.
I am confident that your organisation will continue to actively participate in the life of our state and society, contributing to Russia’s successful development and building its international prestige.”