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Putin sets Russia's priorities in science and technologies for 10 years — decree

Increasing the connectivity of the Russian territory through the creation of intelligent transport, energy and telecommunication systems is one of the priorities

MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set the priorities of the country's scientific and technological development for the next ten years.

These include "areas that make it possible to obtain significant scientific and scientific-technical results, to create domestic high-tech technologies," according to the decree of the head of state. There are nine reference points in the document.

- Creation of high-tech products, new materials and chemical compounds, development of machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies.

- Environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy, growing efficiency of hydrocarbon production and processing, the formation of new energy sources, as well as technologies of its transmission and storage.

- Transition to personalized, predictive and preventive, high-tech medicine, including through the rational use of medicaments (primarily antibacterial) and the use of genetic data and technologies.

- Highly productive and environmentally friendly agricultural and aquatic farming, creation of safe and high-quality food products.

- Counteracting man-made, biogenic, sociocultural threats, terrorism and extremism, destructive foreign information and psychological influence, as well as cyber threats and other sources of danger to society, the economy and the state, strengthening the country’s defense capability and national security in the face of growing hybrid threats.

- Increasing the connectivity of the Russian territory through the creation of intelligent transport, energy and telecommunication systems. Leadership in the formation of international transport and logistics routes, the development and use of outer and air space, the World Ocean, the Arctic and Antarctic.

- An effective response of Russian society to great challenges, taking into account the growing relevance of synthetic scientific disciplines created at the intersection of psychology, sociology, political science, history and scientific research related to the ethical aspects of scientific and technological development, changes in social, political and economic relations.

- Objective assessment of emissions and absorption of climate-active substances, reducing their negative impact on the environment, increasing the possibility of high-quality adaptation of ecosystems, populations and economic sectors to climate change.

- Development of nature-like technologies that reproduce systems and processes of living nature in the form of technical systems and processes integrated into the natural environment and natural resource circulation.

The abovenamed priorities are part of the Strategy for Scientific and Technological Development of the Russian Federation, approved by the President.