The message reads, in part:
“This professional holiday was instituted 65 years ago as a token of tremendous and sincere respect for the industry’s workers and in recognition of their hefty contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country.
Let me note that the Russian mining and steel industry has always employed highly-qualified specialists, who are very knowledgeable and skilled in this area and fully aware of their responsibility to meet the challenges they were facing. Today, despite a complicated situation brought on by the illegitimate sanctions of Western countries, the industry continues to show efficiency and great potential for further development. It is crucial, while maintaining momentum, that you form promising industrial and supply chains, focus on the preservation of personnel and raise the wellbeing of miners and steel workers.
I believe that, drawing on your strong professional traditions, you will overcome these challenges and fulfil your plans.”