The message reads, in part:
“You have chosen a difficult yet noble and very important career that requires pedagogical talents, dedication and infinite devotion to your profession – and most importantly, a generous heart, empathy and patience. These qualities have always been exemplified by the best representatives of Russia’s teaching community.
You inspire young people to achieve their goals, motivate them to learn, boost their self-confidence and faith in their abilities, and help them become successful in various fields. And obviously, instructors at higher education institutions play an immense role in educating young men and women and fostering civic responsibility and commitment to traditional spiritual and moral values. Your wisdom, experience and respect for the unique creative heritage of your predecessors are essential for providing Russian university graduates with the skills and abilities required to live their adult lives as well as instilling the life and moral values they will strive for.”