Source: Russian Federation Ministry of Internal Affairs in English
My congratulations on the upcoming 2019!
The outgoing year is filled with significant events – the elections of the President of the Russian Federation were held, for the first time our country hosted the FIFA World Cup.
During these and other large-scale events, the personnel of the internal affairs bodies adequately fulfilled the tasks of ensuring law and order and public security.
The basis for effective countering the criminal threat is the high professionalism and dedication of our staff, the experience of our predecessors and the best traditions of the service.
In the year of the 300th anniversary of the Russian police, new bright pages have been inscribed in its history.
My heartfelt congratulations to veterans. Today, the example of your selfless service to Russia and the Law brings up the young generation of policemen.
May the year 2019 be a successful and constructive year, justify our hopes and expectations, become the time of new professional achievements.
I sincerely wish that these holidays bring the joy of communicating with loved ones who understand, support, surround with care and warmth.
Good health, happiness and well-being to you!
Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation
General of the Police of the Russian Federation
V. A. Kolokoltsev