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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko spoke about international projects in the field of science and higher education, in which Russia participates. The Deputy Prime Minister noted that in these areas there is interaction with more than 30 countries.

“As the President of Russia emphasized, the Year of Science and Technology should continue with a scientific decade. As part of it, we will systematically work to ensure the scientific and technological leadership of the country. Russia participates in 115 international scientific projects: 22 are being implemented with EU countries, 17 with CIS countries, 16 with Asian countries and other states. Over 950 million rubles were allocated for their implementation within the framework of the state program of scientific and technological development in 2021. The projects are related to the development of the Arctic, medicine, climate change, space exploration. They make it possible to develop innovative activities and train highly qualified personnel both for international scientific cooperation and for the breakthrough high-tech development of Russia as a whole,” said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

One of the most important areas is the interaction between Russian scientists and CERN. 700 Russian scientists and specialists from 20 research organizations and universities take part in the main experiments of the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

For example, the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg and the University Hospital of Zurich, are working on a project to identify pharmacological targets and develop potential drugs for the treatment of liver cancer.

The Center for Theoretical Problems of Physical and Chemical Pharmacology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, together with the Catholic Universities of Geneva, Amsterdam and Leuven, are implementing a project to study the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. Its results will reduce the number of animal tests, reduce development costs and reduce the time to market for new medical products.

Expeditions of research vessels are carried out within the framework of international projects for the development of the Arctic. Also, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, is implementing a project to build the Snezhinka international Arctic station. It is a research infrastructure for engineers and developers of new technologies for humans in the Arctic, as well as an educational platform for university students and schoolchildren. The project was initiated by Russia at the end of 2019 and supported by all the Arctic countries, and design and survey work is currently underway on it.

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