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Russian Science: Waking From Hibernation

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Science  19 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6007, pp. 1036-1042
DOI: 10.1126/science.330.6007.1036

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  • Doubts About Waking of Russian Science
    Doubts About Waking of Russian Science

    D. Clery provides a good description of the problems surrounding Russian basic science ("Russian science: Waking from hibernation," News Focus, 19 November 2010, p. 1036). He suggests that more transparent and objective mechanisms of funding, supposedly designed according to the Western peer-review system, may break the long-term stagnation. Unfortunately, one impassible barrier to scien...

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