Russia fulfills its obligations in the framework of international research projects despite the difficulties in politics and the economy, said Deputy Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Lyudmila Ogorodova.
The US and the EU in 2014 imposed against the Russian Federation punishment because of the situation around Ukraine, which together with the fall in world oil prices led To the crisis of the Russian economy, which forced the authorities to reduce the expenditures of the state budget in 2015, more than 10 %.
"Russia today, as the country responsible, despite all the challenges that are ahead of us, fulfils its international obligations. Our scientists continue to participate in all major international research projects, and Russia fulfills its obligations on financial participation in these projects, " said Ogorodova at the meeting with participants of the international Association of Russian-speaking scientists.
for example, it referred to the participation of Russian scientists in 2015, a project of the European centre sinhrotronnogo radiation. In addition, in her expressions, this year, scientists of the Russian Federation will join the project "Horizon 2020" with the EU.
Ogorodova also stated that the decision to extend the program to attract foreign scientists in Russia to create " points of growth in the areas of scientific and technological breakthrough in Russia appeared advanced technologies ".
"in the Federal budget for these projects are allocated a share of about nine billion. To existing 160 laboratories will be created an additional 70", she stated.
in General, today in the framework of implementation of the relevant resolution of the government of the Russian Federation on "mega-grants" created about five hundred of intellectual property.