The conversation took place via videoconference. The forum presented the President with a number of its projects in the field of innovation.
Mr Medvedev was also asked many questions, particularly about the role of youth in the innovative development of society, about Russia’s economic modernisation and problems of energy efficiency, and on the development of a common educational space within the CIS.
The 2009 Seliger forum opened on July 2 and will last until August 15. The forum will focus on 8 main themes: technical creativity and innovation, youth entrepreneurship, tolerance, the information flow, domestic tourism, leadership, volunteerism and creative work.