The President said in particular in his message:
“Your forum opens the programme of events celebrating the anniversary of this great scientist. His name is linked to a whole era in the history of world and Russian science. His creative genius and exceptional intuition enabled him to look beyond the horizons of knowledge, and his fundamental works, the most important of which are the Periodic Law and the Periodic Table of the Elements, laid the foundation for new directions in science.
The upcoming events are a good opportunity to discuss a broad range of professional subjects, exchange views, and outline future plans. I have no doubt that your discussions will produce concrete decisions and recommendations that will have useful practical benefits.”