Putin promises science boost


But Russian researchers are sceptical of ambitious schemes.

Quirin Schiermeier

14 March 2012
Vladimir Putin is proposing to set up world-class institutes and broaden distribution of research funding.

As a teary-eyed Vladimir Putin celebrated a triumphant win in the Russian presidential elections last week, the country’s scientists expressed mixed feelings about the implications for research.

Putin, leader of the United Russia party and currently prime minister, will in May replace Dmitry Medvedev as president — a post that he previously held in 2000–08. Science had only a marginal role in the election campaign, but Putin outlined his ambitions for research in the newspaper Vedomosti on 30 January… (continua a leggere su nature.com)



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