President Vladimir Putin
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Vladimir Putin congratulates Russian polar explorers on their professional day

President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian polar explorers and the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring staff on their professional day marked on May 21.

"You conduct much needed research and discover new deposits of natural resources, including those on the Russian continental shelf. You take an active part in pursuing national and international programs on the preservation of the unique natural environment in the Arctic and the Antarctic and do a great deal to enhance Russia's presence in those strategically important regions of the world. Your work makes a major contribution to developing mutually beneficial cooperation and good neighborly relations in the polar regions of the Earth," a message of greetings on the website says.

President Putin wished success, good health and the fulfillment of all goals to all those who have devoted their lives to exploring the Arctic and the Antarctic.