Day of Russian science abroad

June 7, 1999 by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the Day of Russian science was established with the date of celebration on February 8. The decree defines the establishment of a holiday date, "taking into account the outstanding role of national science in the development of the state and society, following historical traditions and to commemorate the 275th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Sciences in Russia."

The purpose of the events dedicated to the Day of Russian Science is to strengthen the positive image of Russia abroad, assist in the implementation of the main objectives of modernization and increase the competitiveness of Russian science, scientific, technical, social and economic development of the country as a whole, popularization of science, drawing public attention to scientific knowledge.

Every year, from February to May, events dedicated to the Day of Russian Science take place at the sites of representative offices of Rossotrudnichestvo abroad, which include scientific and practical conferences, seminars, exhibitions and round tables, presentations of scientific and educational programs of Russian organizations.