The First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education and Science of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Gennady Onischenko took part in the solemn event of conferring Russian-standard diplomas of excellence to graduates of DPR universities, it was held today, on July 24, in Donetsk. According to a correspondent of the Official Website of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian parliamentarian congratulated the Donetsk graduates and expressed the hope for their active involvement in the future development of Donbass and Russia.

“Today is really a holiday! Let me heartily congratulate our graduates on the successful, outstanding graduation from the leading universities of Donbass!

Today we bear a huge responsibility for the great tradition that Donbass has always demonstrated in the development of education, science and industry. It is very symbolic that today it is education that has been set going and is confidently entering the Russian educational system. Today you face great opportunities and, of course, we hope that many of you will engage in science, because it is not possible to get off the ground without science today.

Entering the sixth technological wave, when the digital economy will dominate, where nanotechnologies will dominate, your bold minds, your deep knowledge is very, very necessary. And no matter where you work, you will carry the memory of this blessed and God-protected land that is called Donbass. Despite all the challenges, your feat, the feat of education is just a demonstration of the moral courage of Donbass, this forge of specialists,” Gennady Onischenko said.