The message reads in part:
“This is a memorable date for your agency and for the entire country’s public life. One of the first independent media outlets in modern Russia, Interfax has always been actively involved in developing the news market, and it has made a major contribution to strengthening the authority and prestige of journalism. First of all, your professional success in the complicated and dynamic mass media sphere depends on your workers, on the ability to communicate and to quickly grasp information and to be quick on the uptake. This also depends on openness, a responsible and creative attitude towards your work, on your hard-working attitudes and determination. Your team boasts all these qualities in full measure. It is important that you closely follow the key changes and trends in media work, introduce advanced international experience, including digital technologies, while remaining committed to the best traditions of your predecessors and former workers.
Such correspondents, commentators and editors allow Interfax to continue scoring substantial results and to retain leading positions. I am convinced that your team that boasts many young talented people will continue to follow various events, provide subscribers with urgent and authentic information, improve and implement interesting and promising projects.”