Russian government pledges better funding for science

Russian government pledges better funding for scienceBoth fundamental and applied science in Russia will be better funded, said Arkady Dvorkovich, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.

Both fundamental and applied science in Russia will be better funded, the Vesti TV website quoted Arkady Dvorkovich, the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, as saying. The vice-premier added that the improvement will cover a broad spectrum including the Russian Academy of Sciences, research institutes, and what is known in Russia as ?science cities? (localities with vibrant scientific activity). Russia must develop only by introducing innovation to business, he underscored. ?We do not think that the so-called ?catch up? model of economic development is rational for Russia. We rather attempt to always be in the forefront in a range of priority sectors, building upon open collaboration with the global community and ensuring commercial introduction of new developments in both national and international science,? Mr. Dvorkovich said...