The message reads, in part:
“This year marks the 800th birth anniversary of Alexander Nevsky, a prominent politician, experienced diplomat and fearless battle commander. Reputable forums, exhibitions, research conferences and other events across Russia are held to commemorate this date. This extensive and solemn celebration of our prominent compatriot’s birth anniversary strengthens ties between generations and continuity of time, helps to promote patriotic values among the youth and shows Russian citizens’ sincere and growing interest in Russian history and our ancestors’ feats of arms.
I am sure that the forum will be very productive, contribute to the study of our unique historical legacy and help preserve the memory of Prince Alexander Nevsky, a great son of our Fatherland.”