25 May 2006

Russian Academy of Science Voting for New Members

Glad to see that RAS is still able to close ranks.  It sits on a huge property portfolio, including the land on which my dacha sits.  My guess is that getting to the Council is more about real estate than research.

Academy Voting for New Members:
Some of the political and business leaders who had been running for membership in the Russian Academy of Sciences were eliminated in an early round of voting late Tuesday, an academy spokeswoman said Wednesday.


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Alex said...

The thing is, I believe the Academy of Science is one of the least corrupt organizations. This is despite the fact that it is involved in money laundering and illegal rental and selling of state property worth more than USD1-2 billion a year. Any crackdown on the Academy will impact scientists (although the Citation Index for most "academik's" is tiny) and not the corruption itself.
Time to check out the luxury refurbishment of the Brestkaya Ul. building and its subsequent future...

25 May 2006

Russian Academy of Science Voting for New Members

Glad to see that RAS is still able to close ranks.  It sits on a huge property portfolio, including the land on which my dacha sits.  My guess is that getting to the Council is more about real estate than research.

Academy Voting for New Members:
Some of the political and business leaders who had been running for membership in the Russian Academy of Sciences were eliminated in an early round of voting late Tuesday, an academy spokeswoman said Wednesday.


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1 comment:

Alex said...

The thing is, I believe the Academy of Science is one of the least corrupt organizations. This is despite the fact that it is involved in money laundering and illegal rental and selling of state property worth more than USD1-2 billion a year. Any crackdown on the Academy will impact scientists (although the Citation Index for most "academik's" is tiny) and not the corruption itself.
Time to check out the luxury refurbishment of the Brestkaya Ul. building and its subsequent future...