The message reads, in part:
“Your meetings, which unite Russia’s leading scholars, are very important for fostering fruitful work in science; they make it possible to discuss the achieved results at a high expert level and plan further steps for building up the domestic scientific potential with a view to resolving the major tasks facing our country.
Today, science is playing a key role in the national development. It directly influences the speed and depth of the required changes in the economy, industry and agriculture, and determines the quality of people’s life and wellbeing.
I am confident that it is breakthrough discoveries and developments that can provide us with a basis for achieving our goals of building a potent technological and production framework, enhancing our food security, creating cutting-edge systems in healthcare, urban economy and transport, and solving pressing environmental problems.
I hope the meeting will be held in an atmosphere of creative pursuit and help raise the efficiency of highly needed scientific research.”