The message reads, in part:
“The history of your service began on May 5, 1921 with the establishment of a Special Department of the All-Russian Emergencies Commission. The name and structure of the service has changed several times since then, but the professionalism of its personnel and the important tasks set to it remained unaffected. I would like to emphasise the huge contribution made by cryptographers to the Great Victory. It was largely their competence, a high sense of responsibility and personal courage that ensured reliable cyphered communication, including during decisive battles.
It is gratifying that the current generation of researchers, engineers and other professionals at your service are working selflessly in this sphere of great importance to improve existing information protection systems and create various types of cyphers in the face of new threats and challenges and amid the rapid introduction of new technologies, showing initiative and acting creatively and consistently to attain the goals they have been given to ensure high standards of protection for the state’s information resources.
Of course, our heartfelt gratitude goes to the veterans who greatly contributed to the development of a unique cryptographic school, the establishment of the Russian Federation Academy of Cryptography and the training of skilled professionals.”