The message reads, in part:
“Alexei Sissakian was a talented person and outstanding scientist who devoted his life to physics. His achievements as a brilliant researcher and experienced manager have helped to strengthen Russia’s influence in the scientific world.
He gave his colleagues and numerous followers an example of true professionalism, passion for his chosen work, goodwill and openness.”
The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental scientific research organisation established through the Convention signed on March 26, 1956 by eleven founding states and registered with the United Nations on February 1, 1957. It is situated in Dubna nearby Moscow.
The Institute was established with the aim of uniting the efforts, scientific and material potentials of its Member States for investigations of the fundamental properties of matter. At present, JINR has 18 Member States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Agreements are signed on the governmental level with Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Serbia and the Republic of South Africa.