UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
MOSCOW, May 22 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a task of increasing spending on science to 2.5 percent of the GDP, like in the United States.
“We see it as our task to increase by 2015 public spending on scientific research and development, including through private investments, to about 1.8 percent of the GDP,” Putin said at a general meeting of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Tuesday.
At the same time, he admitted that these funds are still inferior to funds spent on science in leading countries, such as the United States which spends 2.5 percent of the GDP on science.
“We will be taking effort to reach this level and will be doing it steadily, gradually, balancing our steps with our possibilities, but we are committed to move toward it,” he pledged.