The message reads, in part:
”Over the past quarter of a century, the State Archive of the Russian Federation has grown into a large modern repository of the documents of the 20th and21st centuries, which offer an opportunity to gain an insight into the wealth of our country's cultural and spiritual heritage, contribute to forming an objective outlook on key events in the Russian and world history, and preserve our national memory.
The archive staff have always been distinguished by their deep knowledge, competence and responsibility, and, most importantly, sincere devotion to their trade. You conduct significant scientific and research activities, introduce the latest information technologies, and implement important educational, outreach and publishing projects. Your multifaceted activities make an outstanding contribution to developing remarkable archiving traditions in our country.“
The State Archive of the Russian Federation is our country’s largest federal archive with about 7 million dossiers on the Russian history of the 19th-21st centuries. It keeps documents adopted by Russia’s supreme state and governing bodies.