The message reads, in part:
“Your university rightfully bears the name of Ivan Sechenov, one of the founders of Russian physiology, a talented theorist, experimenter and instructor.
Prominent researchers and doctors studied and taught at the university; they made a huge contribution to the establishment and development of the Russian healthcare system, the creation of unique medical technology and equipment and effective methods of treatment for many diseases.
It is encouraging that you maintain the continuity of generations, develop the work of your predecessors and the traditions they built, and carry out great educational work. You ensure the leading position of the First Medical University as a large research centre where world class experts are trained.”