The President’s telegram reads, in part:
“This anniversary represents the work of authoritative and world renowned schools, fundamental and applied research, and the tireless creative effort of generations of scholars, talented professionals and outstanding experts in their fields.
It is a pleasure to see that you are worthy successors to the wonderful traditions of your predecessors, among whom was Yevgeny Primakov, director of IMEMO and a figure of a truly unique scale. Today, the institute is deservedly considered one of the major centres studying key development trends in modern politics, the economy, and international relations.
Your experience, knowledge and productive research, expert and forecasting work is greatly needed today and helps to create a reliable analytical base for making important political decisions and promoting Russia’s national interests in the global context. I particularly note the institute’s contribution to training young specialists and carrying out educational and international projects”.