The message reads, in part:
“Twenty-five years ago, a group of states adopted a decision on cooperation at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). This event opened a new page in the history of JINR and provided a powerful impetus to the development of mutually beneficial international research and technical cooperation.
The experience you have accumulated and your impressive results are proof of the efficiency of the path chosen as well as the importance of rallying national resources for attaining the noble international goals.
Thanks to the contribution of all the JINR member states, the institute now holds a leading place in a number of key areas of modern physics, conducting unique theoretical and experimental research and creating innovative nuclear and information technology.
It is gratifying that this potential allows you to initiate promising large-scale projects, including megascience projects aimed at expanding the frontiers of knowledge and at considerably improving the quality of people’s life.
I am confident that the high level of cooperation and the fruitful exchange of ideas together with achievements at the institute will help you to continue to strive towards success at the forefront of science.”
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is an international intergovernmental research organisation that was created on the basis of an agreement signed between 11 founding countries on March 26, 1956 and registered at the UN on February 1, 1957. Located in Dubna near Moscow, Russia, it currently comprises 18 member states.