The message reads, in part:
“The oldest and most numerous service in the Russian Armed Forces, the Ground Forces, plays a huge role in augmenting our country’s defence capability and ensuring its national security. You should be rightfully proud of the names of your talented commanders, soldiers and officers who have honestly and faithfully served the Fatherland, showed unparalleled bravery and courage in military campaigns and on the battlefields. And of course, in the year of the 75th anniversary of the Victory, Great Patriotic War veterans are entitled to special words of gratitude and recognition.
It is important that the current generation of members of the Ground Forces lives up to their assigned tasks, and promotes the military and patriotic traditions of their predecessors and that they remain faithful to their duty, their Fatherland and the Russian people.”