The message reads, in part:
“Nurturing and looking after our intellectual wealth is of crucial importance for Russia today. Young people with a passion for scientific creativity, able to generate new ideas and develop and spread new technology are the modern innovation economy’s principal resource, and the resource able to ensure our country’s dynamic development.
It is significant that your forum is taking place as Russia marks the Year of Youth. I am sure that your talents, knowledge and youthful energy will help our country stride confidently towards a stable and prosperous future.”
More than 150,000 young people take part in the “Step into the Future” scientific and social programme for young people and school children.
The annual “Step into the Future” forum is taking place for the 16th time.