02 September 2020
The Governor wished the students an interesting, successful, eventful academic year.
"Dear friends! I congratulate you on the beginning of the new academic year! Especially the freshmen. In the difficult conditions of the pandemic, you managed to prepare and pass the exams successfully. In the modern world, there is nothing more valuable than individuality and the ability to think outside the box. Such people are welcome to any team, universities and corporations are literally fighting for talented young people.
...I am very glad that both Saint-Petersburg residents and studnets from other regions of the country chose our city for their studies. ...I hope that you will stay in the Northern capital and make it famous with your work, talents, and scientific discoveries.
The city, for its part, will do everything possible to provide you with interesting work, provide opportunities for the flourishing of your abilities and talents."