The message reads, in part:
“It is good to see not only experienced and recognised masters among the current nominees, but also gifted youth. This proves that the wonderful traditions of the Russian cinema school are enriched with interesting ideas and plans. It is important that all of you are united by a sincere love for your chosen job and a deep understanding of the unique role of cinema in people’s lives and in shaping their worldview and educating the younger generation.
I sincerely congratulate the winners on their great, significant success. I am sure that this prestigious award will inspire you to pursue new, exciting and extraordinary creative achievements.”