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Greetings on 95th anniversary of Patriot publishers

October 28, 2020

Vladimir Putin sent a message of greetings to the staff of Patriot, one of Russia’s oldest publishing houses, on its 95th anniversary.

The message reads, in part:

“Founded in 1925, Patriot publishing house has always been in step with the times, undertaking inspiring and meaningful creative projects. It worked with recognised writers and poets, historians and journalists, and helped young aspiring authors. Of course, I cannot fail to mention your momentous efforts to publish memoirs by front-line soldiers and veterans, thus making an important contribution to preserving the memory and truth about the Great Patriotic War.

It is gratifying to see Patriot staff building on these marvellous book editing and educational traditions inherited from their predecessors. They are helping to promote patriotism and the moral and spiritual tenets in our society, to preserve the memory of Russia's war feats and perpetuate research in this field, as well as to fight attempts to falsify history.”

October 28, 2020