MOSCOW, May 30. /TASS/. The Russian government has endorsed the decision to re-establish the State Research Experimental Institute of Military Medicine in St. Petersburg. The resolution signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was placed on the Cabinet of Ministers’ website on Saturday.
"The adopted decision will allow for conducting special military applied research for enhancing the country’s defence and security and preserving unique laboratories and specialists responsible for the development and testing of weapons and radiation projection means," the accompanying note says.
The Defence Ministry’s research institute of military medicine under the Soviet Union’s Defence Ministry was established in 1969 for research into medical means of protection and equipment crucial to the military medicine service.
In 2010 it was taken over by the Kirov Military Medical Academy to be downgraded to its structural subdivision.