Konstantin Markelov Sends ASU His Greetings on Defender of the Fatherland Day
Dear colleagues! February 23 is a special date in the Russian calendar. On this day, we pay tribute to those who stand on guard of peace, and we honour all those who have performed their civic duty in the army and navy, for whom military service has become a vocation.
I would like to express my special gratitude to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, participants in the hostilities, those who bore the hardships of wartime on their shoulders, defended the freedom and independence of the Motherland.
However, Defender of the Fatherland Day has not already become a professional holiday but is celebrated in every and each family. Traditionally, we honour all men — strong, active, responsible, who cherish and protect their relatives and friends, true patriots, working for the good of their country and being bound up in it.
I sincerely congratulate all the men who work and study at Astrakhan State University, our esteemed colleagues and partners. I wholeheartedly wish you the achievement of your goals, courage, fortitude, professional success, stability, and confidence in the future.
May life be full of reasons to be proud of yourself, your deeds and actions, and may every day be good, creative and prosperous.