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Greetings on 100th anniversary of Aeroflot

March 17, 2023

Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the staff and veterans of Aeroflot – Russian Airlines on the company's 100th anniversary.

The message reads, in part:

“The history of Aeroflot dates back to Dobrolet, the Russian Voluntary Air Fleet Society established on March 17, 1923. Over the past decades, generations of Aeroflot employees have made a truly unique contribution to Russia's development. They opened promising air routes, participated in the development of the Arctic and other territories, and introduced new equipment. We will always remember the courage shown by pilots and other civil aviation workers during the Great Patriotic War.

Today, Aeroflot Group is the country's largest aviation holding and a leader in passenger air transportation. Its staff are a team of highly qualified professionals who know and love their job. You are worthy successors to the wonderful long-standing traditions, ensuring reliable connectivity between Russian regions, flying to a number of foreign countries, maintaining high standards of quality of service, and putting passenger comfort and safety above everything else.”

March 17, 2023