Dear friends and colleagues,

Today is the birthday of Valentin Turchin (1931-2010).

We are happy that we met him when we were young and he greatly influenced
our lives. His evolutionary philosophy and deep scientific achievements
taught us to be optimistic and creative, to believe that each of us can
make significant contributions to the future of mankind if we don't afraid
of posing big goals and working hard towards their accomplishment. We have
lots to do to further develop his legacy and bring his ideas and results to
the wider scientific community.

Andrei Klimov