Peggy Hessen Følsvik LO Norway, first Vice-President Dear Sister Hessen Følsvik, dear sisters and brothers, The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR) is deeply shocked and saddened by the untimely death of the LO Norway President, Hans-Christian Gabrielsen. Hans-Christian was a passionate trade unionist, a highly respected person, an outstanding leader. We will always remember him as a true friend of the Russian trade unions. We shared a common vision of a brighter future for the workers and their families, and we worked together to strengthen and develop the friendly ties and the decades-long cooperation between the LO Norway and the FNPR. We extend our most heartfelt sorrow and condolences to his wife Trine, to his daughter Camille, to the other relatives and friends of Hans-Christian.
Mikhail Shmakov FNPR, President