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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Head of Academy of Sciences made a bet on youth, the average age – 64 years

Academy of Sciences elects new Board members, and 11 Vice presidents. The average age of the last 64 years. This relatively young group of wounds is not yet known. “You misunderstand me, — as if apologizing to the elders for such non-standard ran the course, said, presenting them to the General meeting, the President-elect Alexander Sergeyev. But I am obliged to carry out the election program, saying that now work in the Academy should become the main work for those we elect, and it does not have to be formal.” The election of a new elite Academy was attended by the correspondent of “MK”.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Began the fourth day of the election campaign with the hour delay made and approved by the President, the head of Academy of Sciences Sergeev was urgently summoned to the Russian Government for submission. Returning, Alexander apologized to his colleagues and announced their lists of candidates for the positions of Vice-presidents and members of the Presidium. “To be honest, none of the names on the top of my lists has not been named,” said the President of the congregation. Well, after their nominations to the Presidium of the Academy and as academician-secretaries put forward the thematic and regional offices.

As a result, the secret ballot, 1220 members of the Academy gathered on Thursday at the Great hall of RAS, Vice-presidents was proposed by almost all candidates of academicians proposed by Sergeev. The youngest Vice-President of the RAS was to be a 53-year-old Andrey Adrianov, Director of the National scientific center of marine biology, far East branch Russian Academy of Sciences. Noteworthy is the presence in the list of one of the recent presidential candidates physics, RAS Alexei Khokhlov and Valeriya Kozlova, who led the Academy during a “transition period” between Fortov and Sergeyev.


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