Russian diplomat believes Western obsession with Assad leads to dead endRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 10:30
Maria Sharapova wins first match after disqualificationSport April 27, 9:38
Abe expects progress in talks on peace treaty with RussiaWorld April 27, 9:06
Media: Israeli Air Force strike hits area near Damascus airportWorld April 27, 8:35
Russian diplomat believes US strikes on Syria make no military or political senseRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 8:30
Diplomat believes Trump should be given chance to improve relations with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 8:10
Twelve militants of Islamic Jihad Mujahideen Jamaat grouping detained in KaliningradSociety & Culture April 27, 2:14
Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
YEKATERINBURG, April 20 (Itar-Tass) —— The number of the Skolkovo research hun project participants has exceeded 400, Viktor Vekselberg, the chairman of the Skolkovo board of trustees, said on Friday.
“Results achieved in the past year are unexpected but inspiring,” he told journalists.
According to Vekselberg, it is planned that the number of residents will reach 500 in 2012. Last year’s expectations, in his words, were much more moderate – only 200 residents. “As of now, we have more than 400 participants,” he said and added that the expert panel, of whom a third are foreigners, is very selective in admitting new residents.
“The number of applicants exceeds 10,000,” he said. “As a matter of fact, we admit only about five percent of them.” This fact, in his words, points to a high potential of original ideas.