Dissatisfied with the progress of the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences Russian scientists, sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin received an official response from the Federal Agency of scientific organizations (FANO). On Thursday the newspaper “Kommersant”.
The scientists report came in at 12 pages, in which FANO encourages them to engage in constructive dialogue, and for its part promises to do everything possible to save the capacity of science.
Director of the Institute of physics of high pressure Vadim Brazhkin told the publication that the essence of the response remains unclear, and scientists were waiting for him from FANO and from the President of the Russian Federation or at least his representative. The Federal Agency also listed the legislative regulations according to which works.
A letter to Putin in late 2017, has written to 400 scholars. In it they criticized the methods of work of FANO and argued that the reform of the RAS has led to the formation of the “unwieldy and broken system of science management”. The head of state requested the return of scientific institutions that are now subject to FANO.