The head of the Ministry of education and science of Russia Dmitry Livanov arrived in Washington and expressed political Kananaskis Institute.
"We don independently have not tried to limit the communication between the two countries… All the limits that have emerged in recent years, initiated by the Russian side. We are fully open to cooperation with all countries, as well as among them with the United States, " - said Livanov.
He said that the intensity of academic exchanges between Russia and USA in 2015 is higher than it was in the 50-ies of the previous century, " despite All the difficulties of the international situation ", RIA " Novosti "." Believe that humanitarian cooperation, exchange of students, teachers of higher educational institutions, students, scholars is mutually beneficial. In fact, it is the bridge for communication between our peoples, " - said Livanov." All of our leading universities aimed at developing international contacts ", - noted the head of the Ministry. Russia hopes to extend the contract with the USA on cooperation in science and technology." It is important for us to extend the contract that creates the legal basis for scientific cooperation between our countries ", - said Livanov. According to him, the current agreement will terminate at the beginning of winter, and dialogues on the issue of renewal will be held in the first day of the weekend. Livanov will take part in the next meeting of the Association of Russian-speaking scientists from the USA, reports news Agency. The head of the Ministry said that the scientific Diaspora of Russia is " one of the strongest in the world, comparable with the Chinese ". Accordingly, it is necessary to attract to the development of Russian science in General. Remember, the relationship the U.S. and Russia deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine - the US imposed punishment, to which Russia responded with a food embargo.