Japanese, Russian Foreign Ministers hold detailed discussion of peace treatyWorld December 05, 7:52
Italian PM Matteo Renzi says to file resignation request later on MondayWorld December 05, 4:37
Moscow not seen as possible host of Eurovision 2017 song contest - mediaSociety & Culture December 04, 22:22
Et-Tell in Damascus Province fully controlled by Syrian governmentWorld December 04, 21:46
Mirziyoyev campaign office says he is winning presidential elections in UzbekistanWorld December 04, 21:40
Preliminary results of Uzbekistan’s presidential polls to be announced on December 5 - CECWorld December 04, 21:28
Putin expresses condolences over fatal road accident in Khanty-Mansyisk autonomous areaSociety & Culture December 04, 20:20
Emergencies ministry confirms death of 12 people in road accident near Khanty-MansyiskSociety & Culture December 04, 17:04
Fidel Castro buried in Santiago de CubaWorld December 04, 16:50
MOSCOW, May 23. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated the St. Petersburg State University team on their victory in the Association for Computing Machinery-International Collegiate Programming Contest (ACM-ICPC) World Finals 2016. The prime minister’s congratulatory telegram is posted on the Russian government website on Monday.
"I am happy to congratulate you on your brilliant victory in the student programming world championship, which has ended in Thailand. You have confidently and in the shortest time possible coped with the most difficult tasks, showed your deep mathematical knowledge, high level of training, as well as perseverance and fortitude," the telegram says.
The prime minister said that the team’s success "is not only a bright page in the history of this prestigious competition, but also a serious claim for the future."
"We will more than once yet hear about the bright triumphs of students of my native St. Petersburg State University", Medvedev said, expressing confidence that the winners will move beyond.
The team of St. Petersburg State University won the first place in the ACM-ICPC World Finals that took place on the Phuket Island, Thailand in May. The student programming contest involved 128 teams.
The ICPC contest the world’s most prestigious intellectual contest of young programmers. The competition is held under the auspices of the Association for Computing Machinery with the support of IBM. Every year, the competition involves tens of thousands of university students from around the world - the most talented young programmers, winners of international Olympiads and competitions - a total of 10,000 teams from 40 countries. The first team programming contest sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery was held at the University of Texas in 1970. The championship acquired its current format in 1977, when the contest finals were held within the framework of the ACM Annual Computer Science Conference.