The message reads, in part:
“I would like to welcome you at the Polytechnic Museum at the opening of the First National Russian Science Festival which has brought together eminent scientists and young researchers from many regions of our country. You will be discussing current issues that pertain to augmenting the role of science in modernising the economy and the industry, as well as attracting talented youth to this line of work.
Today, a great deal is being done to strengthen Russia’s position as a nation producing cutting-edge know-how and technologies. Indeed, the welfare and living standards of our citizens depend greatly on the scientific community – on your discoveries and achievements.
I count on your festival to promote and publicise the research profession, and to help strengthen ties between science, education, and the industries of our economy.”