Dear colleagues, veterans and friends!
Very soon we are going to say goodbye to year 2016.
For the RF Investigative Committee this year was a serious challenge in fighting international terrorism, organized crime and corruption.
The staff of the Investigative Committee have passed yet another professionalism test and displayed strong will, firmness and determination.
On New Year’s Eve I thank all the staff of the Investigative Committee for their unity and solidarity, for their honesty, honor, justice, feel of responsibility for the faith of the country for their readiness to protect people, society, state against criminal encroachments for stronger law and order.
I express sincerest gratitude to out dearest veterans for many years of selfless help they have been providing to educate our young employees and consolidate and develop tradition of Russian investigative practices.
I send my special congratulations to our younger generation – cadets and students of the Investigative Committee’s universities, their professors and tutors. Believe in yourself, study with inspiration, get stronger and discover your new talents.
My best wishes got to your families. Cherish and protect your loved ones because there are no closer people for you in this world.
Let year 2017 fulfill your wishes and hopes, let it open new artistic horizons for you, become best time for achievements and accomplishments in personal and professional life.
I sincerely wish you and your loved ones sound health, happiness, wellbeing, love, good luck and all the best.
Happy New Year!
Chairman of the RF Investigative Committee General of Justice of the Russian Federation A.I. Bastrykin