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In Russia will further reduce the funding of scientific research

В России еще больше сократят финансирование научных исследованийFirst of all will suffer the application of scientific and technical research.

The Ministry of education and science of Russia decided to reduce the cost of development of scientific-technological complex and, in particular, on research.

Total spending on the programme, planned until 2020, will be reduced from 229 to 204 billion rubles. Funding applied research plan to reduce from 122 to 103 billion rubles.

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Reduction shall be in the first phase of the study, which focused on “solving the complex scientific-technological problems”. In this article, the budget will be cut by one-third in 2017 and double in the next two years.

The government plans to increase spending on the construction and reconstruction of scientific and educational organizations. The document lists the Kurchatov Institute, Moscow power engineering Institute (MPEI), Moscow engineering physics Institute (MEPhI), Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University.

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The Ministry of education said that the reduction is due to the enacted Federal budget. There assured that total funding for science from the budget will increase, and cases of complete abandonment of some areas of research will not.

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