Academicians sent yet another letter to the president
«Many of us, while we were working in the USSR, — not a free country, in a lot of ways, — felt free in their research then. The feeling of freedom, so necessary for scientific creativity, is now disappearing in the grip of financial reporting specialists. The situation calls for immediate measures at the top level of Russian leadership. Science in Russia should be given back its special status and self-government,» the scientists wrote.
The scientists already wrote a letter to Putin at the end of 2017. The answer came from the Ministry of Education and Science, not the President’s Administration. Now the scientists have sent their appeal again.