Ministry of Education and Science commented on the order on contacts of scientists with foreigners
The Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education reported that the order, which tightens the rules for contacts between Russian scientists and their foreign colleagues, is advisory.
“The submitted document is of a recommendatory nature and reflects global practice, trends and approaches in interacting with state bodies of foreign states, international and foreign organizations,” the RIA Novosti quoted the press service of the ministry.
It is noted that the order was sent to take into account indicators of the growth of international relations "and in no case was sent to exercise control over organizations."
Spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russian scientists should be vigilant, since no one has canceled scientific and industrial espionage, but this does not mean that you need to be bound in some kind of rules.
Earlier, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education explained its initiative to change university performance indicators.