On January 13, on the Day of Russian Press the Head of EMERCOM of Russia Evgeny Zinichev held a meeting with journalists. During the event, the Minister congratulated his colleagues on their professional holiday and awarded them with departmental awards.
Evgeny Zinichev noted that for many years the Ministry of Emergencies has formed a real team of journalists who together with rescuers and firefighters work in the emergency zone, form a culture of safety, talk about preventive measures.
"Thanks to your activity, the citizens of our country will learn about the work of rescue units and fire brigades, about their participation in rescue operations. Your work makes it possible for ordinary citizens to take a different look at the incident and be ready for an emergency, " said the Head of the Ministry of Emergencies Evgeny Zinichev.
The Minister stressed that the joint work of journalists and the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia gives good results. People often begin to think about their own safety.
In turn, the media representatives thanked the EMERCOM of Russia for active cooperation and providing prompt and reliable information.
For reference: the Day of the Russian Press is celebrated on January 13. It was established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation from December 28, 1991 and associated with the historic date – the beginning of the publication of the first Russian printed newspaper "Vedomosti" (has nothing to do with modern the same newspaper "Vedomosti"), founded by decree of Peter the Great.
On January 2, 1703 (January 13, according to a new style) in Moscow, the first issue of Russian-language printed newspaper under the today title "St. Petersburg Vedomosti", which was called "Vedomosti on military and other matters worthy of knowledge and memory that occurred in Moscow State and in other neighboring countries".