Dear friends of IOI,
I sincerely invite and welcome all members of the IOI community to participate in the 28th International Olympiad in Informatics to be held in Kazan, Russian Federation, on August 12th through the 19th.
Russian Federation in the USSR had already been organizer of the IOI in 1990 in Minsk, but in 2016 our country will be hosting the IOI for the first time. Along with this, the Russian Federation has a great experience in the IOI. As a Russian team leader or as a member of the International Committee, I have participated in all IOI, starting with the first IOI, held in Bulgaria in 1989, and therefore I can say with certainty that the best experience of the IOI will be undoubtedly used while holding the IOI 2016.
Besides participation in competitions all participants and guests of the IOI 2016 will have the opportunity to get acquainted with our country: to see one of the best cities in Russia – Kazan and its neighborhood, to feel the hospitality and friendliness of Russians, to see our achievements in the field of informatics and information technologies, to get acquainted with one of the best universities in Russiam Federation – Kazan Federal University, to see the best samples of national traditions and Russian architecture.
The fact that the main organizers of the IOI 2016 is 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 organization and holding of the 28th IOI and security to all participants and guests.
I hope that the IOI 2016 will be a successful and unforgettable for all.
Dr. Vladimir Kiryukhin
Chair of IOI 2016