The message reads, in part:
“This anniversary is a meaningful event for all those who love their country’s history and take pride in its military glory.
Today, your unique museum complex brings together on the ancient land of Tula the architectural monuments and churches erected in honour of the fallen warriors of the legendary Kulikovo Field, archeological and ethnographic collections and rare documents. And of course, great attention is given to organising modern interactive multimedia exhibitions. The entire extensive collection brings to life the heroic deeds of the defenders of Russian land and one of the Motherland’s greatest sons, our national hero Prince Dmitry Donskoy.
I would like to single out all the important work done by the museum and reserve employees – from scientific and academic research and search efforts, to educational, outreach and patriotic projects, including those for children, they safeguard our invaluable cultural, historical and intellectual heritage. It is thanks to your selfless devotion and sincere love for your chosen profession that the Kulikovo Field State Museum of Military History and Nature Reserve continues to draw numerous visitors.”