Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) employees on their professional holiday.
Rosgvardia was created five years ago. In this period it has become an "independent, significant structure" that effectively participates in solving state problems - participates in the fight against terrorism, controls civilian circulation of weapons, "protects the law, the safety of people during mass events", the president noted.
“I would like to highlight that Rosgvardia maintains the historical traditions of the Internal Troops, a number of services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, special forces units.
"I thank all the military personnel, employees, civilian personnel of the Russian National Guard for a competent, clear solution of the tasks facing you, for your readiness to carry out your important, demanded service in the most difficult conditions, for the fact that you are always at your post," Putin's congratulation says.