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Congratulations on Steelworker Day

July 16, 2017

Vladimir Putin congratulated workers and veterans of mining and smelting enterprises of Russia on their professional holiday – Steelworker Day.

The message reads, in part:

“Well coordinated and efficient work of all levels of the mining and smelting complex is crucial for the development of our national economy, industry, social sphere and increasing the country’s defence capabilities. This is why your work, which requires deep knowledge, special qualifications and a responsible approach to your work, enjoys well-deserved respect in our society.”

“It is gratifying to emphasise that the current generation of workers of the mining and smelting complex carefully and genuinely honour traditions and build on the experience of their predecessors.”

“Today we face serious, important challenges, the most important of which is the need to attract additional investment in order to modernise our production facilities, extend the range of products we offer with higher value added, and create new, modern work places.”

“And, of course, we need to fully engage the powerful potential of the industry so we can implement large-scale, in-demand projects that are aimed at developing Russia’s regions.”

July 16, 2017