|Russia and the CIS News Digest
Putin: Russia Ready for Global Scientific Projects
July 5 (EIRNS)Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin discussed the development of world-class scientific projects comparable to the mega-projects of its nuclear and space programs, in a meeting today of the Russian government's committee on high technology and innovation, in Dubna, outside Moscow. The time has come to start establishing global-scale scientific complexes, grading up to the Hadron Collider, he said. He argued that this will attract gifted young people seeking recognition in their homeland, which will automatically resolve the problem of the brain drain, according to The Voice of Russia's report.
Russia's Education and Science Ministry has drawn up a list of six potential projects, including construction of a thermonuclear research center and reactor.
Russian and Italian researchers met in June to discuss joint work on building an experimental Tokamak fusion reactor at Russia's Kurchatov institute, using an Italian design, dubbed the Ignitor project.