Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Hundreds Protest in Moscow Against Academy of Sciences Reform
30.08.2013 10:23
Hundreds Protest in Moscow Against Academy of Sciences Reform
http://www.nr2.ru/ekb/447012.html

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Moscow on Saturday to protest against planned changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences, local media report.

      The protest rally was organized by a group of professors and young scholars within the Russian Academy of Sciences to draw the authorities’ attention to their opposition to the proposed reforms and to raise awareness among the general public, organizers were cited by local media as saying. The number of participants was estimated by the local press at  about 1,000 people, though the police didn't provide an estimate of attendance.

      During the rally, participants agreed a declaration setting out their position and further action and promised to use all possible legal means, including strikes and mass protest actions, to defend their position.

      In early July Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, approved a bill of reforms to the Russian Academy of Sciences in second reading, which included plans to disband the Academy and other affiliated institutions. However, in its second reding the bill was changed and no longer referred to the “disbanding” of the Academy, but instead talked about a wide-ranging reorganization.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: protest actions Russian scientists Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow actions  

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:








Comment on our site


RSS   twitter      submit



TAGS:
Sofia Dymshiz-Tolstaya  poll  Electronic Data Base  Festivals in Moscow  protest actions  Russian airports  Traffic collapse  Russian scientists  Sberbank of Russia  Russian toy stores  Bashkir Cuisine  Moscow  Omsk  Cinema  St. Petersburg  Spartak Moscow  Russian Music Instruments  Exhibitions in Moscow  Arctic Sunrise  combined ticket  Russian science  Online Exhibitions  international cooperation  Russian Cinema  Art Exhibitions  Exhibition Fairs  Flemings  Theatre Festivals  train tickets Russia FIFA  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian economy  Concerts in Moscow  Architecture Monuments  Territory Festival  Parks  Prussia  Marat Safin  shaman festival   Andrey Tarkovsky  Russian business  Bashneft  Irkutsk Region  Applied Arts  Nilmoguba  5D Cinema  Russian National Parks  Russia international  Russia-Indonesia  Events in Moscow  Russian tourism 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites