Non official translation
To all participants, organizers and guests of the 10th International Maritime Defence Show.
I am glad to welcome you at the 10th Anniversary International Maritime Defence Show, which is traditionally held in St. Petersburg.
The forum's program and its large-scale exposition demonstrating the latest weapons and naval equipment, sophisticated technologies and advanced achievements of science and engineering have always attracted keen attention of power officials, major companies, experts and scientists. They are recognized by foreign partners. That is why for many years IMDS has been an authoritative platform for business communication between specialists from different countries on wide-ranging issues of enhancing military-technical cooperation and international cooperation. I believe that this Show will be successful, contracts and agreements made on its occasion will help to launch new mutually beneficial projects, to promote Russian military products in the global markets and, of course, to implement our big plans for the development of the Russian navy.
I wish you all the best.
President of the Russian Federation