The message reads, in part:
“You are working in one of the fundamental, key sectors of the national economy, and your performance is crucial for the country’s industrial development, the growth of its energy and defence potential, and the people’s quality of life. I think that you have a right to be proud of the results achieved.
Today, you are facing large-scale tasks that are needed by the modern age. These are, above all, the technical and technological re-equipment of industry and the broad-scale introduction of modern environmental standards. It is important to constantly improve the competitiveness of our products and to explore new markets. And of course, you must carefully preserve the strong professional traditions and make full use of the unique experience accumulated by generations of your predecessors.”