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Perhaps one of Russia's greatest resources is its technical and scientific expertise and the quality of its research facilities. However, the country faces an enormous challenge in trying to convert these resources into tangible benefits at a time of political and economic upheaval. The OECD recently published two reports that address this challenge. Firstly, the evaluation report of Russian science, technology and innovation policies looks at the internal political and managerial reforms of the scientific and technological infrastructure. Secondly, a report on international scientific cooperation with Russia examines the contribution which bilateral and multilateral collaborative efforts are making to Russia's scientific development. It is shown that conditions for innovation are currently very poor and the development of an innovation system based on interactions between science and the market-place will be slow and difficult. In particular there is an urgent need to open up military science and technology so that it may be exploited for civilian purposes.

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Authors: ECOTEC, ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd., Birmingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Euro abstracts, Vol. 33 (1995) No. 2, pp. 102-105
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