From the bottom of our hearts we congratulate you on the New Year, the most welcome, sweet and precious holiday!
Very soon the Kremlin Clock in Moscow, in the heart of our Motherland, will announce the beginning of the year 2015, and the year 2014 will become history. At this special time each of us recollects the past and wonders about the future.
For our Motherland the expiring year was the year of ordeals and achievements. These hard times have once again shown that altogether we are able to take a punch and to bridge over difficulties, have proven that our success depends on each of us. The program supporting local initiatives launched for the first time in the republic and making our life more comfortable and safe has become a spectacular example of such solidarity and civil responsibility in Karelia. The federal target program which concept was approved in December to prepare for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the republic has revealed new prospects of social and economic development.
Much has been done, and yet there remain a lot of things to do! We're entering the year 2015 with great plans. Gas distribution network development in the region, construction of houses and roads, work on mobilization of investments and development of health services, education and culture will continue.
We have a common goal to make our republic a flourishing region comfortable for living and parenting, and we're on the way to reach it!
Let the coming year bring peace and harmony to every family, underpin our confidence and optimism!
We wish you solid health, love, and well-being!
Happy New Year!
Head of the Republic of Karelia
Chairman of the Legislative Assembly
of the Republic of Karelia
Chief Federal Inspector in the Republic of Karelia
of the Office of the Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy
to Northwestern Federal District