The message reads, in part:
“I would like to congratulate you on the 10th anniversary of the Russian Historical Society’s reconstitution. Relying on many traditions created by Society members in 1866, the reconstituted RHS has pooled the efforts of the state, society and professional historians to create a national historical culture, preserve national history and foster objective historical knowledge at the nationwide level and in individual regions of Russia.
An active and creative stand of RHS members, including the leading research institutions, universities, museums, archives, libraries and individual historians, is helping enhance the standards of historical education, increase the accessibility of archival heritage and strengthen the positions of the national historical science. Of great importance today are the RHS education projects, which are designed for a broad range of young people interested in history.
The Russian Historical Society has always been noted for professionalism, commitment to the historical truth and respect for all periods in our past. During the ongoing special military operation in Ukraine, the RHS has reaffirmed its solid patriotic stand through deeds and is doing an important and much-needed job.”