6011Russian Academy of Sciences in peril
- Jul 5, 2013Friends,
Last month I had the opportunity to give a lecture at the Russian Academy
of Sciences in Moscow: I was treated with the greatest hospitality by my
host Valery Petrov, and received many stimulating questions from an
audience of bright young researchers.
Since then my Russian friends inform me that a sudden series of reforms
has been imposed upon the Academy without consultation which, they feel,
will be disastrous for this august institution which has survived
Stalinist oppression, only to now have its very existence threatened by
what appears to be a combination of real-estate speculation and personal
whims on the part of Putin. I have signed their online petition, and I
hope as many international colleague as possible will do likewise.
Please circulate this petition as widely as possible.
CNRS UPR 76
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