The message reads, in part:
“From those distant times through the present day, the destiny of Yugra has been closely tied to Russia, the emergence of the Russian state, and the development of industry and energy in the country. Many generations of your compatriots – true pioneering heroes – explored new territories, discovered promising oil and gas deposits, erected cities and settlements, schools and kindergartens, and medical institutions. They created the region’s production, transport, and social infrastructure.
Today the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra makes a substantial contribution to strengthening the national economy, industry, and fuel and energy complex. The people there know how to work hard and enjoy it. They are famous for their warmth and hospitality, and they respect the unique historical, cultural, and spiritual heritage of their native land.”