XIX Mendeleev Congress on General and Applied Chemistry

The year 2011 has been proclaimed as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) by the 63rd General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), under the motto «Chemistry — our life, our future». As part of the IYC, a number of activities on international and national scale have already performed.
Among with IYC events, such as opening the IYC in Paris (France), celebration the award of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Maria Sklodowska-Curie 100 years ago, XIX Mendeleev Congress became a platform for international cooperation of scientists and their professional unions.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent a greeting to participants of the Congress with the wishes of a successful and productive work. And the Secretary-General of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Professor David Black gave chemists a greeting from the IUPAC. Traditionally the topics of the scientific program of the Mendeleev Congresses covered the main directions of chemical science, technology, industry and chemical education. These issues were discussed at the last Congress through plenary and oral sessions, satellite symposia and round table discussions. The program of the Congress included exhibitions of chemical facilities, equipment, technological developments.
Leading Russian and foreign scientists including Nobel Prize winners presented plenary lectures. Russian and foreign companies dealing with the production of chemicals and materials presented their activities. Headed by the President - Viktor Ivanov, delegation of the Russian Chemists Union took active participation in all sections of the Congress.