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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!


31.12.2016

Dear friends and colleagues,

on behalf of the Russkiy Mir Foundation please accept our kindest wishes with the upcoming New Year!

We are all engaged into activities related to our historical Homeland, we are united by the love to the Russian language and to the great Russian culture. We strive for integrity and aspire to live in peace with the people around us. 

On this day, my special gratitude goes to millions of our compatriots living abroad. You do so much to promote our language, science, culture and traditions! But above all, no matter what happens, your hearts and thoughts go to Russia.

2016 was a tough year for the Russian world, but an important and fruitful one, too. Leaving this year behind, it is safe to say we've become stronger, we've gained more confidence and we've kept our commitment to such values as freedom, justice, dignity, honor, and faith.

Dear friends, with all our hearts we congratulate you on the upcoming festive season! We wish you good health, happiness, creative and professional achievements! May peace and prosperity be with you, your families and your loves ones!

Vyacheslav Nikonov,
Chairman of the Management Board of the Russkiy Mir Foundation

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