Dear friends of the IOI,
I sincerely invite and welcome all members of the IOI community to participate in the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics to in Kazan, Russian Federation, on August 12th to 19th.
Russia, as a part of the USSR, has already been an organiser of the IOI in 1990 in Minsk, but in 2016 our country will be hosting the IOI for the first time. For this reason the Russian Federation has a great experience of the IOI. As a Russian team leader or as a member of the International Committee, I have participated in all IOI competitions, starting with the first IOI held in Bulgaria in 1989, and therefore I can say with certainty that the best experiences will be put to use while holding the IOI in 2016.
Besides participating in competitions, all participants and guests of IOI 2016 will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our country: to see one of the best cities in Russia – Kazan and its environs, to feel Russian hospitality and friendliness, to see our achievements in the field of informatics and information technologies, to get acquainted with one of the best universities in Russian Federation – Kazan Federal University, and to see the best examples of national traditions and Russian architecture.
The fact that the main organisers of IOI 2016 are the Russian Government, through the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications, as well as the Administration of the President and the Government of the Republic of Tatarstan, ensures a high level of organisation and holding of the 28th IOI and security for all participants and guests.
I hope that IOI 2016 will be a successful and unforgettable experience for all.
Dr. Vladimir Kiryukhin
Chair of IOI 2016