(KZN.RU, February 23). Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan, congratulated residents of the capital of Tatarstan on the Day of Defender of the Fatherland.
I wholeheartedly congratulate the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Russia, veterans, and all citizens of Kazan on Defender of the Fatherland Day!
On this day we honor those who strengthen the defense and authority of our country by peaceful labor and military valor, ensure its sovereignty and security. A country can be prosperous only if children sleep peacefully at night, the society is protected from external threats. February 23 is a holiday of military valor, courage, fortitude, and patriotism for our country.
Great gratitude to all who form a reliable shield of the country at their workplace, in factories and enterprises. A low bow to our veterans, all gratitude from the heart to those who went through a severe school of war. The current generation of defenders continues the glorious traditions of the Russian army with honor and dignity.
I wish you happiness, kindness, good health, and success in all your endeavors! May you and your families be well!” says the greeting.