The EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and the Minister of Education & Science, Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov invite scientists across Russia and the EU to engage and participate in the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Dmitry Livanov

The EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 opened

The EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 opened

The EU-Russia Year of Science was celebrated with a colourful and high-ranking opening ceremony on Monday, 25 November 2013 in Moscow. More than 300 guests from science, politics, business and media attended at Moscow's impressive 'Radisson Royal' Congress Center, also known as the famous Hotel 'Ukraina'.

The Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn welcomed the guests. They and other high-ranking speakers from politics and science – among them two Ministers of EU member states – underlined the rich prospects and possibilities of future EU-Russian cooperation in science and innovation. The Year of Science will highlight the diversity and the richness of links between the European Union, the EU Members States and the Russian Federation in all areas of science and technology.

At the end of the official opening ceremony the participants welcomed the EU-Russia Year of Science 2014 watching a colourful display of fireworks above the river Moskva.

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Russia's Regions: Cultural Diversity, Long Traditions and Scientific Excellence

The year 2014 was declared the EU-Russia Year of Science and solemnly opened in November 2013 by the Russian Minister of Education and Science Dmitry Livanov, and the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn. The framework of the EU-Russia Year of Science offers the unique opportunity to highlight EU-Russia cooperation in the field of science and innovation. At the same time it is also a perfect possibility to get familiar with the broad culture and history of Russian regions. As there are many Russian Regions that participate actively in the EU-Russia Year of Science we want to highlight these regions and their potential for STI cooperation with Europe.

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