The message reads, in part:
“I am happy that you have attained impressive results at international and Russian Olympiads and science and technology contests despite your young age, that you have made your mark in research and have proved convincingly that your victories and achievements are based not only on talent but primarily on hard work, a relentless attitude and dedication.
I would like to stress that your striving for new knowledge and discoveries deserve to be actively supported. You are the hope and pride of Russia, and our country’s future largely depends on you.
I am convinced that the packed agenda of this forum, which is being attended by delegates from the leading Russian universities and innovative corporations, offers room for instructive debate, discussions of interesting projects, non-standard solutions to difficult problems and also time for creative and informal communication.”
The forum is being held in Yaroslavl on November 21–24. It is attended by some 500 school students.