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The Ministry of science and higher education of Russia explained that the order on the control of the contacts of Russian scientists with foreign colleagues is Advisory in nature and reflects global practice. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry, reports TASS.
“These recommendations are directed primarily to account for the growth of international relations, including in the framework of the national project “Science”, and in any case is not directed to oversee the organizations under the Ministry of education and science”, — reported in Department.
They added that the Russian scientists and experts are also faced with restrictions and tightening when visiting foreign organizations and agencies.
Earlier, on 14 August, the Ministry of science and higher education has prepared the order about toughening of rules of contact of Russian scientists with foreign and international organizations. According to the document, at a meeting with foreign colleagues should be present at least two Russian scientists. In addition, such meetings are possible only with the permission of the management.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the new regulations of the Ministry of education “look like overkill”. Peskov said that the Kremlin had not yet seen the order. He said that it is necessary to show “particular vigilance” because “intelligence agencies are not asleep”, but it is not necessary to set such rules.
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