The telegram reads, in part:
”I am pleased to welcome you to the opening of the 5th assembly of the global forum uniting the intellectual elite of both our country and the Russian diaspora.
Knowledge is the foundation of economic prosperity in the 21st century and human capital is crucial for innovative development. We will build an advanced, strong and prosperous Russia only if we fully develop the intellectual potential of our nation, as well as consolidate the efforts of society, government and business to address new and ambitious challenges facing modern Russia.
I hope that your ideas and suggestions will help modernize Russia's economy and encourage its technological development, as well as the establishment of a society based on knowledge, creativity and people's creative energy.”