Russian lawmaker calls on Europe to join efforts in war on terrorRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 17, 21:03
Australia-born track cyclist Perkins says excited to become Russian citizenSport August 17, 20:04
Van rams into pedestrians in BarcelonaWorld August 17, 19:33
Moscow sees chance to improve Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 17, 18:47
Russian cosmonauts launch several nanosatellitesScience & Space August 17, 18:42
Deputy PM Mutko pledges to reinstate Russia’s membership with IAAF in nearest futureSport August 17, 18:22
Russian diplomat calls on all countries to fight against extremist web sitesRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 17, 18:16
Russian Center for Reconciliation calls on Syrians to join anti-terrorism effortsMilitary & Defense August 17, 18:05
Moscow condemns Estonia’s pro-Nazi sports quest Erna RaidRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 17, 18:00
The launch of the Russian Scientists Newsfeed — a new project based at the information agency TASS, which will create the infrastructure to distribute Russian science news abroad — went public on 8 February at a press conference dedicated to Russian Science Day.
The project has been initiated by three leading research universities — MIPT (the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), NRI HSE (the National Research Institute Higher School of Economics) and Skoltech (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology) — jointly with the Russian news agency, TASS. Russian and foreign journalists took part in a round table timed to coincide with Russian Science Day, joined by representatives from universities, the scientific community and government authorities connected with science and innovation: Russian Deputy Minister for Education and Science Alexander Povalko, the Rector of MIPT Nikolai Kudryavstev, the Director of the Kharkevich Institute (Institute for Information Transmission Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences) academic Alexander Kuleshov, the first Vice-Rector of NRI HSE Leonid Gokhberg and the Vice-Rector of MIPT for scientific work, Tagir Aushev.
As the Deputy Minister for Education and Science Alexander Povalko remarked, Russia today is one of the world leaders in science, and Russian scientists are definitely setting the world agenda, however, “we must make universities and the Russian scientific community speak out about their achievements, shaping a positive image of Russian science not only here, but also abroad.”
The aim of the new project is to promote a constant output of news about Russian scientists and their discoveries in the world media. Participants at the round table are proposing a shared, ambitious aim to their colleagues in science communications and the scientists of the leading universities in Russia — to vigorously promote their activities so that the oft-mentioned British scientists no longer have the field to themselves on the international news agenda.