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Acting President Vladimir Putin congratulated Jores Alferov, vice president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the Ioffe Physics and Technology Institute, and winner of the Lenin, State and Demidov prizes, on his 70th birth anniversary

March 15, 2000

The telegram reads, in part:

“In the most difficult conditions of a transitional period in Russian history, you have managed to preserve a scientific school and raise a whole galaxy of outstanding physicists. Your work as a State Duma deputy is an important personal contribution to the preservation and development of Russia’s scientific potential.”

March 15, 2000