The message reads, in part:
“Your forum is carrying out a responsible and important mission by uniting heads and cadets of military patriotic centres from across the country.
It is called upon to facilitate the improvement of professional competence of specialists in this important area, and promotion of advanced forms and methods of educating the youth. Therefore, I am pleased to note that the number of this contest’s participants is growing every year and its agenda is becoming more intensive.
I would like to emphasise that it is teachers and instructors, their knowledge, talent and love for the chosen profession that is producing a major influence on the world outlook of young men and women, their commitment to the traditions of patriotism and civic spirit and a choice of a profession.
It is necessary to develop in the younger generation respect for the heroic events of Russian history, and the feeling of pride for the enormous moral and cultural legacy of our people. Only by returning to one’s roots and preserving the link of times it is possible to move forward and achieve lofty goals.”