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Russia's prime minister gives orders to draft bill on Zhukovsky Institute establishment

December 13, 2013, 13:11 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 13. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has given orders to submit to the State Duma lower house of parliament a bill on the establishment of a research centre - the N.E. Zhukovsky Institute, the RF government reports on its website.

The Zhukovsky Institute will be a federally funded institution that will exercise the powers of the founder and owner on behalf of the state.

It is planned to include in the centre the Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) Professor N.E. Zhukovsky Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI), FSUE P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motor Development, FSUE State Research Institute of Aviation Systems (GosNIIAS), FSUE S.A. Chaplygin Siberian Research Institute of Aviation (SibNIA) and the Federal Fiscal Enterprise State Scientific-Testing Area of Aircraft Systems (FKP GKNIPAS).

“The project for the centre creation corresponds to the state priorities in the sphere of science development and formation of the national innovation system, including the creation and support of world-class strategic organisations - national research centres, determined by the RF government’s key focus areas for a period until 2018, as well as the Integrated Action Plan for the implementation in 2013-2015 of the State Policy Fundamentals in aviation operations for a period until 2020,” the RF Cabinet said.

“The establishment of the centre will consolidate the scientific research potential of the state sector enterprises aviation enterprises, concentrate resources for the aviation technology development and operation that will secure the single scientific research and personnel policy in this branch of sectoral science, as well as balanced development of all the components of the science and technology potential of the RF aircraft industry,” the government says.

The centre will also promote efficient implementation of the state programme “Aircraft Industry Development in 2013-2015,” will make it possible to form the instrument of a modern system of management of aviation science, combine efforts of the sectoral and academic science in the sphere of the science and technology and innovation development of Russia’s economy.

The RF prime minister also gave orders to submit to the State Duma a bill on amending legislative acts in connection with the establishment of the N.E. Zhukovsky Institute. Amendments are to be introduced to Article 2 and Article 9 of the Law “On State and Municipal Unitary Enterprises” and Article 5 of the Law “On Autonomous Institutions."

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