The message reads, in part:
“Six decades ago, the creative genius of the branch’s founding fathers – Mikhail Lavrentyev, Sergei Khristianovich and Sergei Sobolev – established in Siberia a qualitatively new model of organisation of science. Its most important principles are the integrated nature of research, its close connection with the training of highly qualified personnel and focus on practical results. This progressive approach contributed to the establishment of a powerful scientific centre in the east of our country, whose achievements largely determined the effective development of key sectors of the domestic economy, primarily geological exploration, the oil and gas industry, energy, and the military-industrial complex.
It is gratifying that today you continue the glorious traditions of your predecessors. Your creative work helps to strengthen the enormous potential of the largest regional branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian science in general.”