Russia hopes to extend the contract with the USA on cooperation in science and technology, said the head of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov.
"It is important to extend the contract that creates the legal basis for scientific cooperation between our countries ", - said Livanov, speaking at the Kennan Institute in the U.S. capital.
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.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US from point penalties against certain individuals and organizations have moved to the measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy, for example, military industry and high technology.