Greeting from the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation on the All-Russian Library Day

Dear friends!

Let me express my warm greetings to you on your professional holiday – the All-Russian Library Day!

It is impossible to imagine the evolvement of science and culture apart from libraries, which stand for repository for valuable knowledge accumulated by humanity. Modern libraries try to respond to the changing times, broaden the horizons of activities, and return the status of leading education centres and popular spots for leisure activities.

I would highlight the contribution of libraries to upbringing of youth and provide the intellectual sovereignty of our state.

I convey my sincere thanks to you for your daily hard work and enormous devotion to our country.

I wish you happiness, prosperity and god mood!

Vladimir Medinskiy

Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation