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Government Offers Pay Raise, but Demands Reform

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Science  16 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5742, pp. 1798
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5742.1798b

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MOSCOW-- The Russian government is offering scientists a fivefold boost in their average monthly paycheck, to $1050. But it's also replacing lifetime jobs with fixed-term contracts, placing limits on the amount of time scientists can work abroad, and establishing mandatory retirement ages.