The President’s message reads, in particular:
“You can take deserved pride in the bright pages in the institute’s history, the names of the outstanding scientists who founded it, and the several generations of engineers, specialists and workers who have made a colossal contribution to developing Russia’s nuclear industry and strengthening our country’s energy potential and defence capability.
The Kurchatov Institute enjoys true world renown as a major multi-profile national scientific research centre. Its staff are distinguished by their unfailingly high standards of professionalism and competence and their loyalty to the fine traditions of their predecessors. Among your most important areas of work today is active participation in the large-scale research programme in the nanotechnology field, one of the most promising vectors for scientific progress today.”