The message reads, in part:
“Your forums, with their high level of representation, are always remarkable events for Russia and other countries. Today, on the eve of National Unity Day, Nizhny Novgorod accorded a hospitable welcome to prominent representatives of culture and the arts, academics, politicians and journalists from many countries around the world. They cherish Russia, seek to maintain a spiritual link with it, and contribute to popular educational and awareness projects of the Russian World.
I believe that your debates and roundtable discussions will provide a constructive insight into the main theme of this Assembly, Ideas of the Russian World for the World. After all, centuries-old experience of our ancestors and the long-standing traditions of mutual trust and solidarity they shaped can make a powerful contribution to resolving key humanitarian and civilisational challenges.”