I heartily congratulate the employees and the partners of Corporation Energy, as well as all the visitors to the Internet portal of the Fund on Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War!
Every day and every hour we must remember that both peaceful work and all our achievements have only become possible due to the fact that 72 years ago the Red Army and our people at the cost of enormous losses and immense hardship beat the horde which invaded our country.
So far we may derive strength from this historical victory of wide-world importance; it makes the people of Russia feel truly invincible.
Honor and glory to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War! I wish to all of us to be worthy of their indomitable strength.
September 2001. Head of the Russian delegation at the 117th session of OPEC
Igor Yusufov at the monument of Soviet soldiers who fell in 1945 in the battles of Vienna.