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Cooperation with EU to help maintain high level of Russian science

November 25, 2013, 20:39 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, November 25, 20:06 /ITAR-TASS/. Cooperation with the European Union will help maintain a high level of the Russian science, Olga Golodets, the deputy prime minister of the Russian government, said on Monday at the inauguration of Russia-EU Year of Science.

“We have entered global science and it is important to maintain the level of Russian science from which we make a start now,” she said. “The best minds and researchers of the world should cooperate,” she said. “I believe the agreement on which cooperation of Russia and the European Union countries in science rests is an excellent example of pooling our resources,” the deputy premier holds.

“Russia now participates in 298 projects; more than 400 Russian organizations are equal partners in the projects implemented on various sites in the European Union,” Golodets said. She said over 2,000 scientists participate successfully in such projects as CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), the European ex-ray free electron laser in Hamburg, the thermonuclear experimental reactor in Cadarache, France, and in other projects.

“We hope that the Year of Science will open new opportunities for progress not only for Russia but for entire humanity,” the deputy prime minister said.

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