The message reads, in part:
“Founded by a real Russian genius, Nikolai Zhukovsky, the institute brought together outstanding representatives of the Russian engineering and design school, creators of science, and innovators who sought to look beyond the horizon. Thanks to their enthusiasm and faith, TsAGI grew into a powerful intellectual and research centre, one of the flagships of the national aviation industry.
Its centenary is a wonderful occasion to remember the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute veteran workers and pay tribute to those who are carefully maintaining and enriching their traditions by participating in the development of combat and civil aircraft, conducting unique theoretical and applied research, and working on advanced equipment, which will determine the future of Russian aviation and astronautics for decades to come.
Thank you for your hard work, your dedication to the profession you selected and the Fatherland, and for upholding TsAGI’ high professional level. I am confident that your team will continue to contribute to the strengthening of Russia’s science and technology potential, and promote the country’s breakthrough development.”