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President Vladimir Putin congratulated the Russian polar explorers on their professional holiday and noted the contribution to the Foundation of Russia’s presence in strategically important regions. Telegram from his speech published on the Kremlin website.
“I congratulate you on the Day of polar Explorer is a great holiday established as a sign of our deep gratitude to many generations of geologists and scientists, sailors, and pilots, builders and surveyors who have dedicated their lives to the development of the Arctic and Antarctic. These courageous, strong-willed people, real pioneers, glorified the Fatherland through their outstanding geographical discoveries and unique research, has laid a solid Foundation for our presence in these strategically important regions of the world,” the document says.
Putin noted that in the most difficult conditions experts always act correctly and show the best professional and personal, human qualities. In his opinion, the future of Russian polar explorers will adequately solve tasks and work for the good of the Fatherland and its citizens.
Polar Explorer day is celebrated on may 21. The holiday was established by presidential decree in 2013 in recognition of the explorers.
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