For the post of President of five endorsed candidates

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The government has approved five candidates for the post of head of the RAS, corresponding document was published on the website of the Cabinet.

The list includes the General Director of the Russian research Institute of aviation materials (VIAM, Moscow) Yevgeny Kablov, the Chairman of the Russian Foundation for basic research Vladislav Panchenko, Director of JSC «NII of molecular electronics» Gennady Krasnikov, head of the research Institute of Oceanology behalf Shirshov (Moscow), Robert Nigmatulin and Director, Federal research center «Institute of applied physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences» Alexander Sergeyev.

Election of the President of the Academy of Sciences had to go through 22 March, but before them all parties withdrew their candidacies. This decision was taken in order to modify the rules of the elections and the Charter of the Russian Academy of Sciences, making them more advanced.

In the summer, the state Duma adopted the bill on the new order of election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences. According to the document, the leadership of the Academy is elected at the General meeting of members of the Academy by a simple majority of votes.

The number of candidates on a post of the head wounds is not restricted, but they must be pre-agreed with the government. The elected candidate is approved for the post by the President of Russia, but can not lead the Academy more than two consecutive terms.

The powers of Vladimir Fortov as President of the RAS has expired on March 27, the acting head of the RAS was appointed Valery Kozlov. Elections of the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences will be held September 26 at the General meeting of the Academy of Sciences.

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