Engaging Russian Scientists

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Science  18 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5887, pp. 317
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162063

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Russia no longer needs assistance from the west to shore up its science and technology (S&T) base. Its gross domestic product is $1.4 trillion and increasing at an annual rate of almost 9%. Investment in nanotechnology is on track to reach $6 billion during the next several years. The research budget of the Russian Academy of Sciences is six times larger than in 2001, and research funds are on the rise throughout the ministries.