Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Union of Journalists
On behalf of the Foreign Ministry and me personally, I would like to convey our heartfelt greetings on a singular date, the centenary of the Russian Union of Journalists.
Established in a turbulent revolutionary period, your union has covered a long path, all the while doing its utmost to encourage the creative development of several generations of journalists and reporters, many of whom are recognised as the best in their profession in Russia.
It is notable that the union has contributed a great deal to the consolidation of the Russian media community and helps preserve and strengthen its traditions. We appreciate your efforts to build up international cooperation. Your work to promote high professional standards and the journalistic values of honesty in the current complicated international situation deserve our deepest respect.
The Foreign Ministry will continue its constructive cooperation with the Union of Journalists to maintain trust and mutual understanding among nations. Of course, we will also do all we can to protect the interests of Russian media professionals working abroad.
I hope you will have a constructive discussion.
All the best.
November 14, 2018