The message reads, in part:
“For 25 years now the Faith and Fidelity International Prize has occupied a well-deserved spot on the calendar of significant events in Russia and has gained widespread recognition.
Winners of the prize come from diverse professions and callings, but are all talented, passionate and committed to what they do. They strengthen our country and make an important contribution to its advancement and to promoting noble spiritual and moral values through their honest and conscientious work. Their responsible civic engagement, which inspires creative, productive participation in the future of our Fatherland, deserves the sincerest respect.”