Category Archives: Science

Outcry of Russian Scientists

On December 27, 2017, 397 Russian academicians and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAN), professors and doctors of sciences sent an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which the “overwhelming majority of the academic corps” expressed dissatisfaction with the 2013 reform of the Academy. Scientists argued that “the style and methods of the… Read More »

Academy of Science Independence Imperiled

On June 9, 2017, a group of academicians and correspondent members published an open letter appealing to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Chairwoman of the Federal Council (upper chamber of the Russian Parliament) Valentina Matvienko, and Speaker of the Duma (lower chamber of the Parliament) Vyacheslav Volodin. In the letter, scientists described problems with the draft of… Read More »

Science Publications

1969 Kakpakov, V. T., V. A. Gvozdev, L. G. Polukarova, V. J. Birstein, and T. P. Platova. 1969. The Culture of Drosophila Embryonic Cells: Growth Characteristics, Karyotype, and Functioning of Sex-Linked Genes. In: Struktura i geneticheskie funktsii biopolimer [Structure and Genetic Function of Biopolymers]. Vol. 1 (M., 1969), 61-77 (in Russian) Kakpakov, V. T., V. A. Gvozdev, V.… Read More »

Fake Degrees and Propaganda as History

In April 2016, two Russian historians, Drs. Vyacheslav Kozlyakov and Konstantin Yerusalimsky, specialists on the Russian history of the 15th-17th Centuries, and Dr. Ivan Babitsky, an expert in the Latin Renaissance literature who currently is working at Florence University, Italy, sent the Russian Ministry of Education and Science a 21-page-long review of Vladimir Medinsky’s dissertation, accusing him of… Read More »