Lavrov warns against partition of SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 23, 0:00
Lavrov calls to coordinate Russian, US military action in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 21:05
Lavrov blames Obama administration for souring Russia-US tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:41
Waging war on Korean Peninsula inadmissible, says LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 20:36
Russian Northern Fleet completes drills in ArcticMilitary & Defense September 22, 18:01
OPEC and non-OPEC countries to continue talks on oil production cut dealBusiness & Economy September 22, 17:28
Russian pair figure skaters Kavaguti, Smirnov retire from sportSport September 22, 16:48
Record number of delegations register for St. Petersburg-hosted IPU AssemblyRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 22, 16:47
Astronauts to make quickest trip ever to ISS in DecemberScience & Space September 22, 16:27
MOSCOW, January 27. /TASS/. No significant reduction in scientific research expenses is planned, press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, commenting on mass media reports that the government intends to slash such costs and save up to 25 bln rubles ($416.7 mln).
"We need to look in detail what will be specifically reduced and whether the total amount of financing allocated for research changes. If I am not mistaken, hardly there will be any significant overall reduction; funding will be kept overall. As far as details are concerned, what specific objectives will be subjected to reduction and where the preceding amount will be kept, accurate information should be available and this is more likely to be the government’s competence," Peskov said.
The Russian president has recently spoken about the attention paid by the government to scientific research, particularly mega grants and other grant systems, the presidential spokesman said. "This is one of priority issues for the President," Peskov added.