Dear Mikhail Vitalyevich,
I heartily congratulate you on the important dates: the twentieth anniversary of the Interfax International Information Group and the fifth anniversary of the Interfax-Religion website.
The Information Agency headed by you has gained deserved respect in Russia and abroad. Efficiency and objectivity in presenting news materials and high professional skills of journalists are the main components of the Agency’s high reputation.
I would like to stress that Interfax has serious attitude to covering religious topics and existence of a special portal of Interfax-Religion has proved it. Just for several years, this website has become one of the leading information resources narrating about religious life.
I wish you and the Interfax staff spiritual and physical strength, inspiration and blessed success in good undertakings and initiatives.
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
September 9, 2009