The President’s message reads, in part:
“The exhibition, unveiled in the Moscow Kremlin in 1967, has become one of the world’s largest collections of unique precious metals and gems as well as jewelry masterpieces.
During all these years guests from Russia and foreign countries have admired and been delighted by our national treasures, each being of tremendous historical, artistic and scientific value.
This success can undoubtedly be credited to the many generations of the staff of the exhibition’s and the State Depository for Precious Metals, who have preserved the Fatherland’s richest cultural heritage, paying unfailing attention to considerable research and educational work, sincerely caring for the continuation of Russia’s legendary jewelry traditions for which our country is rightly famous.
I am confident that your high professional qualities and unwavering commitment to your job will allow you to continue your fruitful work for the good of Russia.”