Greetings from RF President and RF Minister of Foreign Affairs

Organization, 28 March 2018

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir V. Putin and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov addressed greetings to participants and guests of the International Conference “JINR: 25 Years of a New Era” that was held in the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research on 26 March 2018.

Greetings to the international conference JINR: 25 Years of a New Era

March 26, 2018 11:30

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.

The greeting message was placed on the website on March 26, 2018 at 11:30 AM. The greeting message was sent to the JINR Directorate as well.

26.03.18 18:57

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s welcome address to organisers and participants of the international conference Joint Institute for Nuclear Research: 25 Years of a New Era, Dubna, March 26, 2018


I cordially greet the organisers and participants of your international conference in Dubna.

Over the course of more than six decades of productive work, the institute has developed deep academic traditions, accumulated unparalleled experience in theoretical and experimental physics, and firmly established itself among the leading international nuclear centres. It is difficult to overestimate your contribution to the development of fundamental science.

The expansion of its membership that took place a quarter of a century ago marked a new milestone in the activities of JINR and confirmed its relevance as a useful platform for productive interaction between researchers from different countries. During this time, impressive results have been achieved, including the discovery of new elements on Mendeleev’s periodic table. Ties with specialised research centres and universities, multilateral associations, including the IAEA, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research and UNESCO are improving.

The Foreign Ministry will continue to support the institute’s international activities.

I am convinced that the conference will be held in a constructive manner, and that the results will allow us to outline new projects and promising areas for joint efforts.

I wish you interesting discussions and all the best.

The greeting message was placed on the website on March 26, 2018 at 6:57 PM. The greeting message was sent to the JINR Directorate as well.