On May 27, 2021, RAS President, Academician Alexander Sergeev attended the International Scientific Forum “Caspian 2021: Ways of Sustainable Development” held in Astrakhan State University (Astrakhan) and other city venues on May 26–28, 2021.
The Russian Academy of Sciences was the Forum’s co-organizer together with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Government of the Astrakhan Region, the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo), the Russian Youth Union, and other educational and non-profit organizations.
In his talk, RAS President, Academician Alexander Sergeev noted that one of the key objectives of the upcoming “Caspian 2021: Ways of Sustainable Development” Forum is engaging representatives of educational and academic organizations and of large businesses, as well as innovative entrepreneurs and experts in a dialog. This approach will stimulate the innovative scenario of Russia’s development based on true scientific achievements; it will boost the region’s economic growth and open up additional opportunities for advancing a topical educational agenda. Another important objective is working with gifted young people who need to assert themselves, to be given a chance to develop their projects, be in demand, and know that there is an interest in a fresh take on problems of all levels.