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Greetings on Forest Workers Day

September 17, 2023

Vladimir Putin congratulated the current and former workers of the forestry and timber industry on their professional holiday, the Forest Workers Day.

The message reads, in part:

“The forestry and timber industry plays an important role in the national economy, makes a significant contribution to the development of regions and strengthening of environmental security. You have every reason to be proud of the industry’s history and the achievements of many generations of your predecessors – representatives of diverse professions who created excellent labour traditions and gave an example of a caring attitude towards the green fund, the true national treasure of our country.

Today we must concentrate our efforts on unleashing the substantial technological and investment potential of forestry and timber industry enterprises, and saturate the national market with a high-quality, environmentally friendly, competitive added-value domestic products. In addition, the system of forest protection measures needs to be further improved, and special attention must be paid to educational programmes.

I am confident that your knowledge, competence and responsible attitude will help you successfully achieve all the set goals for the benefits of Russia and our citizens.”

September 17, 2023