Source Pravda.Ru

Russian scientists meet in Moscow to protest against poverty

About 100 academics, who were then joined by a further 400-500 members of the left-wing opposition, have staged a rally outside the Moscow White House to protest against their low standards of living and the poverty-stricken state of Russian science. Prior to this rally, the academics had marched 130 km from the Moscow region town of Pushchino.

The rally's leader, Boris Kondyk, who is an engineer at the Pushchino filial of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Institute of Bio-Chemistry, said that the academics were protesting against the level of state funding for science. For over ten years this has not accounted for more than 0.5% of the country's GDP.

Kobdyk pointed out the average wages for scientists did not exceed 1,500-3,000 rubles a month, which meant that the best staff preferred to go abroad. The representative of the Pushchino scientific centre said that if the situation did not change in the future then "Russian science would be brought to its knees once and for all."

Comments
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Elon Musk sells old ideas to NASA under the guise of unprecedented innovations
Russian general says allegations of his involvement in MH17 crash are stupid
Europeans say what puzzles them in Russia most
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
USA looking for reason to see nuclear weapons in action
Why did Donald Trump recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel?
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
Mikhail Saakashvili's bumpy ride in politics: From chewing his tie to climbing on rooftop
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
European Court of Human Rights: Promoting filth and insolence
Russian athletes announce their decision about 2018 Winter Olympic Games
Turkish President Erdogan issues ultimatum to Washington and Brussels
Gorbachev names reason behind crisis in US-Russian relations
Putin makes first comment on Trump's Jerusalem decision
Human Rights Day: Let us hang our heads in shame