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Greetings to residents of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra

June 12, 2018

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to residents of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra on the 900th anniversary of the first mention of Yugra in Russian chronicles.

The message reads, in part:

“From those distant times through the present day, the destiny of Yugra has been closely tied to Russia, the emergence of the Russian state, and the development of industry and energy in the country. Many generations of your compatriots – true pioneering heroes – explored new territories, discovered promising oil and gas deposits, erected cities and settlements, schools and kindergartens, and medical institutions. They created the region’s production, transport, and social infrastructure.

Today the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra makes a substantial contribution to strengthening the national economy, industry, and fuel and energy complex. The people there know how to work hard and enjoy it. They are famous for their warmth and hospitality, and they respect the unique historical, cultural, and spiritual heritage of their native land.”

June 12, 2018