The message reads, in part:
“This anniversary is a major, important event in the life of the city, Kuzbass and Russia in general.
The history of Kemerovo was written by courageous, talented people, who developed rich natural deposits, and set up facilities for coal production, industry, transport, and social infrastructure.
Thanks to their hard, creative work, Kemerovo grew into a large industrial, cultural, educational and scientific centre, becoming the capital of one of the economically developed regions of Western Siberia. A special page in the city’s chronicle deals, of course, with its contribution to the Great Victory.
It is gratifying that Kemerovo residents show utmost respect for the wonderful traditions of their fathers and grandfathers, aspire to efficiently address the challenges the city faces and are rightfully famous for their greatheartedness, generosity and hospitality.
I am sure that sincere love for your native land, persistence, and your true Siberian character will continue to help you implement your plans.”