Entered against Russia penalties on imports of high-tech products spurred the Russian organization to invest in science, said the Minister of education and science of the Russian Federation Dmitry Livanov.
"against a difficult economic condition, what We are celebrating today in our country, will only push our organization to invest more actively in science and new technologies. Existing limits on the import of new technologies and equipment, willingly or unwillingly, will require companies to invest in that fresh technology and equipment we have, "said Livanov correspondents in the process of the event award" for commitment to the science."
according to him, investment in science in the Russian Federation are serious, but the Ministry wants to increase.
"Government is investing serious money every year in fundamental and applied research, development, development. We also notice in the last few years and the growth of off-budget investments from business, " the Minister added.
according to information from the Ministry of education and science, in 2013 relative to 2012, almost a 15% increase in extrabudgetary funds factories, which invested in science and research organizations.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July last year, the EU and the US from point penalties against private individuals and organizations turned to measures against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response, Russia has restricted the import of food items from countries that have introduced in relation to penalties: USA, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway.