Historical information

This congratulatory letter was sent to St John of Kronstadt Russian Welfare Society from John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, on the celebration of its Golden Jubilee in 2005.


This letter is recognition of the Russian Welfare Society's work in the Victorian community with Australians of Russian and Slavic backgrounds between 1955 and 2005 from the then Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. The letter shows appreciatiation for the values that RWS stand for - "...compassion, cooperation and service to family and community".

Physical description

White A4-sized letter in a rectangular frame

Inscriptions & markings

Title: "Message: St John of Kronstadt Russian Welfare Society Golden Jubilee Celebrations".
Signed by then Prime Minister John Howard.