The message reads, in part:
“The construction of Russia’s first nuclear-powered submarine K-3 was a scientific and engineering breakthrough that opened a new page in the history of the Russian Navy and shipbuilding. This notable achievement was made possible by the professionalism and selflessness of all the participants in that unique project, including scientists, engineers, workers, designers and military professionals, as well as their responsible attitude towards their jobs.
It is gratifying that the current generation of Russian shipbuilders keep up and build on the traditions of their predecessors. They modernise and revitalise their enterprises, build modern surface and underwater warships, including strategic nuclear-powered vessels that are reliably protecting the country’s maritime boundary, as well as make a major contribution to the maintenance of global parity and attain their goals in a highly efficient manner.”