In Russia, proposed to lower the "Iron Curtain" for scientists

The problem of the outflow of scientists in Russia has been debated for more than a decade. And so, with the initiative to limit the freedom of emigration for young scientists whose specialties are in demand in other countries, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences George Georgiev came forward. This famous Soviet and Russian biochemist and molecular biologist published a large article in a scientific newspaper on February 8, 2019. "Search"dedicated to this problem.

So, the academician notes that Russian science is still in crisis and talented young people continue to leave the country after defending their dissertations, and sometimes right after graduation. The main reasons for this phenomenon, he called: the high bureaucracy of the research sphere; chronic lack of funding for work; low salaries of graduate students and researchers; lack of confidence of scientists in the future, including the lack of affordable housing; availability of the opportunity to leave the country, having previously received a free education.

But there are a number of other factors. For example, the problem state of the instrument base. Indeed, not all institutions can boast of the availability of modern equipment. Not to mention the presence of a clumsy and cumbersome system of supplying reagents and drugs, which takes months of time.

In this regard, the academician proposed first of all to get rid of formalism, so that young scientists do not have to spend a huge amount of time on all kinds of reports that turn them into office workers. After all, the prospect of "putting life" on writing unnecessary papers, few people will be happy. Especially those who really want to become part of some promising research team and make a great contribution to science. Therefore, Georgiev proposed creating a special deliberative body to develop the necessary decisions, which included representatives of the RAS and various ministries and departments.

Georgiev advised not to skimp on science, since most of what is allocated now goes to more than modest salaries, and there is not much money left for scientific activity. As a result, a strong scientist, already having a family, decides to emigrate in search of a high salary and stability. So the scientist’s confidence in tomorrow is the most important factor.

He specified that decent grants for basic and exploratory research today are provided only by the Russian Science Foundation (RSF). Everything else is completely inadequate. Therefore, the cessation of funding from the RSF, as a rule, makes it impossible to continue serious work. In this regard, he advised that in Russia increased funding for science, so that scientists have constant financial support. Otherwise, they will leave the country along with the results of their work.

After that, the academician touched on a very important and, one might say, painful topic for many. In his opinion, even paid tuition does not cover all tuition costs. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the free emigration of trained specialists.

First of all, it should be established for which specialties there is a demand abroad. In less intensively developing areas of science, everything can be left as before, and the rest must be urgently reformed. Education in such areas should be paid, and prices should cover all government spending on training. The right to free emigration after graduation can only be obtained by those who fully paid for their studies and did not receive a scholarship. There are unlikely to be many of these - children of wealthy parents rarely choose hard science professions.

- wrote Georgiev.

The academician proposed, instead of free higher education, to introduce "credit." Moreover, the state pays for education on the basis of an interest-free loan. Moreover, the scholarship should be included in government spending. The loan is made out by the corresponding agreement. After graduation, a young scientist must work in Russian science for 15 years, after which the loan is automatically repaid. In the case of emigration, he must repay the loan in full.

The academician specified that this does not mean that the young scientist does not have the right to leave the territory of Russia to participate in conferences or to conduct research. However, the academician did not say how it would be possible in an appropriate manner, i.e. really, control the checkout process.

However, Georgiev is sure that in 15 years a strong scientist will undoubtedly gain an excellent position in Russia and most likely will not want to leave. He recalled that he had approached Russian President Vladimir Putin with this proposal back in 2001 in Sochi, when the head of state met with scientists.
  • Photos used:
We are open to cooperation with authors in the news and analytical departments. A prerequisite is the ability to quickly analyze the text and check the facts, to write concisely and interestingly on political and economic topics. We offer flexible working hours and regular payments. Please send your responses with examples of work to [email protected]
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 February 2019 16: 35
    Just get started here.
  2. 933454818 Offline 933454818
    933454818 (Ivan Ivanov) 12 February 2019 16: 53
    But is it not easier to compulsory practice on distribution after graduation? How was it already in the USSR?
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 12 February 2019 22: 50
      Where to work out?
  3. maiman61 Offline maiman61
    maiman61 (Yuri) 12 February 2019 20: 06
    Aha! Another "sharashka" enter, then no one will leave!
  4. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 13 February 2019 02: 32
    It will soon be for everyone, and everyone will have to be omitted !!!
  5. George Davydov Offline George Davydov
    George Davydov (Georgy Davydov) 17 March 2021 00: 07
    The cry of the soul of someone who is not indifferent and who is sick for the Motherland, brought to nowhere, by someone. Who could it be? Perhaps a super-fascist, according to whose speech, in an amazing way, a policy is being implemented that led to the Russian cross - impoverishment, degradation and extinction, which corresponded to the fascist plans to lower the biological strength of the Slavic peoples. I offer a link and a number of quotes, but it is advisable to find, read, think and draw conclusions!

    Chabad Lubavitch: Plans for Russia (The original text of Menachem M. Schneerson's speech is given):

    A Slav, a Russian, can be destroyed, but never conquered. That is why this seed is subject to elimination, and at first - to a sharp reduction in its numbers.
    Humanization of education will be carried out, as a result of which objects that structure the thinking of the left and right hemispheres of the brain will be reduced and destroyed:

    a) language and literature,
    6) physics and mathematics.
    There is nothing to say about history. We will give the cattle our view of history, where we will show that all human evolution was moving towards the recognition of the God-chosen nation of Jews as masters over the whole world. In return for national values, we will give you the patriotism of balalaika and drunken tears. And here our goal is to replace the red-brown elite with ours.
    We will not allow the development of science in these countries. And the core of scientists (Academy of Sciences) will consist of our people. We will not allow any high technology, which will lead to a complete decline in industry, which we will narrow down to the production of basic necessities for a limited contingent of slaves who extract raw materials for us. There are many engineers, skilled workers and teachers among the townspeople. We will create such survival conditions for them (no place of work, high rent, utility bills, travel) that they will run on their own, as Russians are now fleeing from the CIS countries, to remote villages of the north, ...
    The Slavs are temporary guests and are subject to eviction.
    We will return this territory and create on these fertile lands the Great Khazaria - a Jewish state, as we created Israel 50 years ago, pushing the Palestinians out. Some of the Israelis will move here, and we will drive the Slavic far to the north, outside Moscow. There will be a small northern territory - a reservation with a compact population, a reservation similar to the Indians in America.