The Future of Russian Science

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Science  01 Oct 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6000, pp. 11
DOI: 10.1126/science.1196665

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In May, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin addressed the general meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), describing plans to overhaul the country's science and innovation agenda and structure, with the goal of bolstering Russia's economy and global competitiveness. A major question is what role the RAS—the largest and most prestigious scientific institution in Russia—will have in these projects.