PRESIDENT PUTIN URGES RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES TO ENTER FOREIGN MARKET
MOSCOW, JANUARY 23. /FROM A RIA NOVOSTI CORRESPONDENT/. - Russian President Vladimir Putin has urged the Russian Academy of Sciences to confidently enter the foreign market, remembering to protect Russia's intellectual property.
When receiving Russian prominent scientist Roald Sagdeyev and his spouse [DJ: Susan Eisenhower] on Thursday, the President said: "It is necessary to make confident steps on foreign markets, without forgetting an important task to protect Russia's intellectual property." At the same time the Russian leader called on the government to assist scientists in this sphere. Moreover, the protection of intellectual property can be a subject of international cooperation, he believes.
The scientist informed the President on his visit to the Academy. The Academy "faces a lot of problems, and one of them is the problem of rejuvenation," he believes. Yet he also saw "bright young faces" in the Academy, Sagdeyev said.
Scientists are satisfied with the latest session of the Presidential Science Council, he pointed out. The Council's statements concerning international cooperation were absolutely correct and it is necessary to establish this cooperation, he added.
The Academy's problems are well known, the President pointed out. In the past "everything was super-centralized and the activity was not market-oriented." Yet now the Academy is gradually adjusting for modern conditions.