Congratulations to all who stand guard over this country's maritime borders, who serve in the surface and submarine forces, naval aviation and coastal troops; to all who work in the shipbuilding industry, who defend the interests of our country, the honour of our flag in the world's oceans, fighting piracy and terrorism, who contribute to the safety of navigation.
Maritime service has always been considered highly honourable in Russia. Our brave sailors, talented shipbuilders, daring explorers, and famous naval commanders devoted their lives to serving the Navy and their Motherland.
We sincerely congratulate all of you on this day. Congratulations to our glorious Navy veterans, to all those who have chosen the Navy to be their present and future, the purpose of their lives, the most important thing they can do.