Nobel Prize winner Alferov sees Russia ?on the sidelines of global technological development?

Nobel Prize winner Alferov sees Russia ?on the sidelines of global technological development?Russia has thrown itself to the sidelines of the global technological development over the past 25 years, believes Zhores Alferov, a Russian scientist and the winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics

Russia has thrown itself to the sidelines of the global technological development over the past 25 years of post-Soviet reform, believes Zhores Alferov, a prominent Russian scientist and the winner of 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics. News agency Rosbalt reported the statement Mr. Alferov made during a public speech at the St. Petersburg Academic University. According to Mr. Alferov, not a single breakthrough technology has been developed in Russia since the early 1990s. As the inventor of the heterotransistor emphasized, developing science and technologies is a much more important goal for the country than sitting on natural resources it owns. ?We have the pipe, we have oil and gas. That?s great we have the riches, but our destiny is different. We have the only option that is reliable, and this is developing science and creating new scientific technologies,? the Nobel Prize winner said. The renowned scientist believes that the paramount problem that Russian science faces is low or no demand for results of scientific research from industry and society...