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Saturday, October 22, 2016

In the burned Institute, a new scandal: scientists are asking for help from President

The staff of the Institute of scientific information on social Sciences (INION) has prepared an open letter to President Vladimir Putin, disappointed that after a devastating fire in January of 2015 they changed the third Director, and the election of a new Director was canceled. According to staff, the most important questions in the fate of the Institute are solved without their participation, so they asked to resume the electoral process.

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As previously reported by “MK”, the last senior member of the Institute of Velihan Mirzekhanov spent just 57 days with the console acting and in July had to participate in the elections for the post of Director. Second applicant — candidate of technical Sciences, former Director of the library Victor Glukhov, who after the fire selflessly saved the books and supervised the evacuation of the Fund.

However, on 27 June it became known about cancellation of elections without explanation to the staff. The current acting Director, was dismissed. Inanova were outraged by the sudden change, as the scientific staff had already began to hope that soon the work will there be the changes in, waited.

“According to most, Mirzekhanov be a good candidate, – has shared with “MK” one of the employees of the Institute. – In less than two months he managed to do very much. All the pain points felt right, mostly legal issues. His program includes to focus on the construction of the new building and the creation of electronic catalogues of the library — something that had never worked. Sought to increase staff salaries. He took the first steps to abandon the spooky warehouses on Kantemirovskaya street, where FANO was going to do the book Depository (the building of 72-year-old building, where everything is rotten communication, crumbling concrete). Cheaper to build a new building than it is to fix. In General, the great work began…”

However, according to some information, in FANO found the program Mirzekhanova weak. In addition, was named as another reason for his resignation, which caused laughter and confusion among his colleagues: not fluent in English and French.

Himself Mirzekhanov promised, in spite of the resignation, to continue to cooperate and provide assistance to the staff of the Institute in any way I can. In turn Tuesday at the General meeting inanova made a wish to leave Mirzekhanova at the Institute, selecting him for another position.

Incidentally, in FANO allegedly already found one 43-year-old candidate for the post of Director, however, is information about his identity kept secret.

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