Russia: Putin congratulates state employees on Interior Ministry Personnel Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated government employees at a gala event at the Kremlin, Thursday, celebrating the holiday dedicated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 'Interior Ministry Personnel Day'.
Putin stated, "I congratulate you on this occasion on the day of the employees of the Ministry of Interior Affairs. Today, we congratulate those who chose this difficult, very important and essential work for our society, our country and our people, which is to protect law and order. To those who think that notions such as professional reputation and personal integrity are unshakable."
He especially thanked veterans of the service and emphasised, "The best traditions of service were laid down by many generations of your predecessors. And on this holiday, I would especially like to dedicate a few words to the veterans of Internal Affairs. Today, many of you, dear comrades, regardless of age, in spite of health problems, share their experience and knowledge with younger colleagues."