Over 5,000 delegates from 38 Russian regions are attending the Forward Together forum, which has been timed for Russian Students Day. The main goal of the forum is to promote team spirit among students and the collective activity of Russian universities.
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President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon,
I have come here to congratulate you on Russian Students Day, which is marked on St Tatyana’s Day. I am pleased to do this. Congratulations on Russian Students Day!
I congratulate everyone in this room and all students in Russia and their mentors and professors. I wish you academic excellence and success in life. Thanks to students and other young people, Russia will forever remain a young, daring and forward-looking country. I wish success to all of you.
Also, I want to wish you to remain as you are now: forward-looking, daring and brave, and to make use of the numerous advantages offered by our enormous country.
You have grown up in a new era. I assure you that you have many advantages over those who came before you. You are absolutely free to create new meanings, new fashions, new music, new art and new technology. Do not be afraid to make mistakes but always look for ways to overcome them and to find the solutions you need, and you will be a happy and successful generation. I sincerely wish it to be so. Good luck!
Congratulations once again and all the best.