The message reads, in part:
“Your city has traditionally been one of the industrial, educational and cultural centres of the North Caucasus and has played a tangible role in enhancing domestic industry and the fuel-and-energy complex.
There have also been many difficult and dramatic periods in the history of the Chechen capital. Grozny and its residents went through serious trials during the Great Patriotic War and faced the cruel aggression of international terrorism against Russia.
Today Grozny is developing and restoring its economic and production potential. It is carrying out high-demand social and infrastructure projects and large-scale improvement programmes and housing construction. Literally before our eyes, it is turning into a city where it is comfortable to live and work, a city that is dynamic and oriented to the future.”