Welcome speech of the Chairman of the FIC KSC RAS

Dear friends!

We are pleased to welcome you to the Kola Science Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the only Federal Research Centre in Russia located beyond the Arctic Circle. Founded in 1930 by academician A. E. Fersman as the Khibiny mountain station of the USSR Academy of Sciences, the Kola research center has since always been an Outpost of Russian academic science in the Russian Arctic.

The new time sets new challenges for the country, for the government, for the Russian Academy of Sciences. Russia's prosperity is impossible without a strong science working to solve the problems set by the state, set by time itself. There are big challenges ahead – we have to strengthen and increase our scientific and technical potential, strengthen the old and create new growth points in the field of science and technology, renew the staff with young talented researchers.

We are open to cooperation with everyone and will work for the benefit of our country - our past obliges us to this – the glorious traditions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the traditions of the Kola scientific center. Forward – to new scientific achievements, interesting and important results, new inventions and technologies!

Krivovichev Sergey Vladimirovich
Chairman FRC Kola Science Center RAS, corresponding member of RAS, Professor