Tag: Science

‘There Was No Buk in Our Field’

June 10, 2015

Russian state media has given saturation coverage to the report by engineers from the Russian defense corporation Almaz-Antey which claims that while a Buk-M1 was used to shoot down MH17, it was launched not from the area near Torez but further south in Zaroshchenskoye, ostensibly under Ukrainian control at the time. We debunked this claim […]

Putin’s Attacks on Science, Rooted in His Fear of the Educated, Destroying Russia’s Future, Koch Says

January 20, 2015

Staunton, January 20 – Vladimir Putin “understands that the threat to his regime is to be found among the thinking and educated” and thus has been taking steps to “destroy higher education” in Russia and cut the financing of science, according to Moscow commentator Alfred Koch. Such actions may buy Putin some short term protection, […]

Russian Businesses Aren’t Working with Russian Researchers, Moscow Study Finds

July 28, 2014

Staunton, July 28 – Russian businesses have little interest in working with Russian researchers in universities and institutes, an attitude that precludes “the innovative development of the economy,” according to scholars at the Moscow Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge. The experience of other countries shows that “close and effective interaction between enterprises […]