The message reads, in part:
“This anniversary is a major date and a true milestone for your staff and for all of Russia. Izvestia newspaper was born at a pivotal point when one historical era was replaced by another, and has remained at the heart of social, business and cultural life in our country and of international developments ever since. The newspaper published articles by true masters of reporting and opinion journalism, prominent writers, politicians and government officials, as well as photos by acclaimed photographers. Of course, we will always remember Izvestia’s war correspondents, who displayed heroism and courage on the frontlines of the Great Patriotic War.
The newspaper’s staff has always remained in tune with the times, contributing to shaping the traditions of newspaper journalism in our country by their talent, professionalism and responsible attitude. It is gratifying that today Izvestia journalists remain true to the creative legacy of their predecessors and still hold the bar high in their work. The newspaper stands out by the impartiality and solidity of the perspectives it offers, distinctive style, and the understanding of what really matters to people. I am confident that this will remain true in the future.”