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MOSCOW, December 11. /TASS/. Russia will take part in key international projects, including in scientific ones, in Europe and Asia despite the existing restrictions, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
“We don’t cut ourselves off from anybody and we’ll take part in joint international programs, including in leading foreign scientific centers. We don’t take offences and as the saying goes, we aren’t puffed up,” Medvedev said.
Russia will participate in projects “wherever it is wanted to see”, he said.
This year government awards have been given to 41 scientific works and over 380 people have received awarded. These are specialists in different fields — agriculture, medicine, mineral extraction resources, industry and biotechnology.
Despite the difficult situation with the budget and despite the restrictions, “the government will further support the scientific sector, provide grants and expand the system of funds, to increase expenses for research, including within the existing state program”, Medvedev said.