The congratulatory message reads, in part:
“You are a talented designer and the founder of a reputed scientific aircraft construction school. It is no exaggeration to say that you have made an enormous input into improving our nation’s defence capacity.
The legendary Su fighter jets, known for their strategic and technical prowess, speed, mobility, and firepower, were created under your guidance.
It is nice to know that until today your knowledge and experience are very much in demand. Promising projects in aviation are being developed and talented young specialists are being trained under your guidance.”