Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The message reads, in part:
“A quarter of a century ago, on October 10, 1993, the programmes Segodnya and Itogi were aired for the first time. Thanks to the talent, creative energy, and great dedication of the presenters, producers and reporters, these programmes quickly found their loyal viewers. Your identifiable journalistic style and your special way of presenting information became the hallmarks of your channel.
It is very important that you retain your commitment to the best traditions of journalism – to constantly raise the benchmark for the quality of work, to promptly and comprehensively cover key events in the country and the world. And you certainly keep up with the times, implementing far-reaching ideas and analytical, entertainment and educational projects for the widest audience.”