The message says, among other things:
"Your front-line travel experiences and the true talent of the writer have enabled you to create books that have become classics of Russian literature. The deep knowledge of human characters determines the main theme of your creative writings - the theme of man's moral choice.
"It is hard to overestimate the contribution the works of Daniil Granin have made to Russian culture. They are imbued with the lofty spirit of patriotism and inculcate kindness and justice."