The message reads in part:
“I am sincerely happy that your expedition has ended successfully, and that cadets from different Russian cities, namely, future captains, mechanics, engine room personnel and radio transceiver operators coped with their tasks in a worthy manner, displaying excellent knowledge and fitness levels, teamwork and cohesion. On the threshold of the 100th anniversary of the legendary barque Sedov, it has been given a wonderful opportunity to conduct a trans-Arctic expedition from Vladivostok to Kaliningrad via the Northern Sea Route. A sail ship has crossed the Bering, Chukchi and East Siberian seas and the Laptev Sea for the first time in the history of navigation. Part of the route was covered under sail, without engine power. This is an unprecedented occurrence in Arctic latitudes and makes it possible to talk about the Northern Sea Route’s safety and powerful transport potential as the shortest route between western Russian regions and the Far East.
I am confident that the skills that you acquired during the expedition, and unique Arctic experience, linked with work in severe natural conditions, will certainly help you in your studies and professional activity. And of course, you will remember this voyage for a long time as a bright, interesting and truly inspiring event in your life.”