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Dmitry Medvedev sent greetings to delegates and guests at the XII World Russian Press Congress

May 23, 2010

The President said, in particular, in his message:

“The World Russian Press Congress brings together members of the media community from countries all around the world. The event makes a big contribution to building stronger professional contacts, helping our compatriots abroad to preserve their spiritual ties to their historic homeland, and spreading Russian language and culture.

Your meeting is taking place as we celebrate the sixty-fifth anniversary of our Great Victory. This has been a central theme for numerous Russian-language publications, and we cannot overestimate their role in ensuring objective coverage of the events of World War II and resisting attempts to falsify history. It is our common duty to defend the truth about the war.

I am sure that your work and the results of the media event underway now will help to keep developing international information and humanitarian cooperation.”

This year the congress of the World Russian Press Association takes place in Tel Aviv (Israel) and features 400 delegates from 50 countries.

May 23, 2010