10.02.2015 | Moscow

All Russia Science Festival

On February 10, 2014 at Lomonosov Moscow State University the 4th All Russia Science Festival was officially launched as part of EU-Russia Science Year. Since about 70 regions of Russia supported the idea, the Science Festival was successfully organized in different cities of the country. Moscow was announced to be the main stage of the All Russia Festival along with Novosibirsk and Kirov that were named in 2014 as its regional centers. Throughout the year about 800 scientific institutions were involved in the organization of the All Russia Science Festival. They organized over 5000 events with more than 2 million visitors.

Andrey Fursenko, Dmitry Livanov and Victor Sadovnichy at the Science Festival in Moscow, October 2014 | © Viola Egikova, EUSJA
Andrey Fursenko, Dmitry Livanov and Victor Sadovnichy at the Science Festival in Moscow, October 2014 | © Viola Egikova, EUSJA

From 12 - 14 October the city of Moscow became a major platform where most of the events took place. Discussions on science took place all over the city– at universities, scientific institutes and museums and city gardens. More than 800,000 visitors attended. Most of them were accumulated at the three main stages – the Fundamental Library and the Shuvalov building of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the EXPO center to Krasnaya Presnya.. The grand opening of the central festive events of the All Russia Science Festival was organized by the Lomonosov Moscow State University with the attendance of students, famous scientists, general public, high level officials from the Administration of President of RF, the Russian Government, the Russian Parliament and representatives from the foreign Embassies to Moscow.

The programme of the All Russia Science Festival offered its mostly young visitors different talks of outstanding scientists, presentations, interactive exhibitions, disputes, workshops, science theaters, teleconferences and so on. It is a tradition of the All Russia Science Festival to include not just the country's leading universities, research institutions, observatories and science museums, but also business incubators and art centers. The number of participants in the Science Festival in Russia increases annually, and the attractiveness of the Festival have reached the level of its foreign counterparts. The participation of foreign scientists, including Nobel Prize winners, was rather big in 2014. Famous scientists from the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, UK, USA and other countries held speeches and offered their presentation during the Festival.

More about the programme of the All Russia Science Festival at  www.festivalnauki.ru

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