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Reformer Named Science Minister

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Science  08 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5365, pp. 821
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5365.821a

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Last week, Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko announced that Vladimir Bulgak, a deputy prime minister in the previous Cabinet, will head the science ministry. Although Bulgak may be primed to push overdue changes to Russia's frayed scientific establishment, some observers worry that basic research could be the ultimate loser in any overhaul.