Internet: High-Speed Network Will Link Russia's Far-Flung Universities

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Science  02 Aug 1996:
Vol. 273, Issue 5275, pp. 594
DOI: 10.1126/science.273.5275.594

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Moscow—On 10 June, Russia's far-flung scientific enterprise suddenly seemed a little less dispersed. At a new university computer center in Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow, science education officials and journalists celebrated the opening of a new Internet center, complete with high-speed links and dozens of workstations. It is one of 30 to be set up all across Russia over the next 5 years in a $130 million initiative jointly financed by George Soros, the American businessman and philanthropist, and the Russian government. Computers/Math