The message reads, in part:
“This anniversary is an occasion to express our gratitude to the many generations of your personnel for their selfless and painstaking work and dedication. Thanks to your competence and commitment to the best professional traditions, we now have a unique library of documentary materials on the rise of the Russian state and the main periods in its history. These materials are the rich cultural and spiritual heritage of our country, through which we can feel the connection of epochs and the living traditions of patriotism and public spirit, which are our pride.
The archival profession is reaching out towards new development horizons: you are keeping pace with new realities, using modern information technology and innovations to increase the public accessibility of archival materials and implementing interesting educational and awareness-raising projects.”