Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) in October were 14 representatives of government, among them a member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Arnold Tulokhonov and the head of the main military medical Directorate of the defense Ministry Alexander Fisun. About TASS reported the chief scientific Secretary of the Presidium of RAS, academician Mikhail Paltsev.

“There are 25 officials ran, 14 elections, others have not been. Ran Tulokhonov (Arnold) – the Senator of the Federation Council, it passed. Then ran Fisun (Alexander) is the chief of the main medical Directorate of the Ministry of defence. He was a Colonel, a Professor, a very famous scientist in the military. Recently became chief of the medical Department of the army,” said Fingers.

According to head, Tulokhonov received the title of academician in the Department of Earth Sciences, in particular geography. And doctor of medical Sciences, Professor and chair, Department of ambulatory assistance of Institute of improvement of doctors of MONKS them. P. V. Mandryka Fisun became a corresponding member in the Department of medical Sciences, in the field of health and medical education.

Yesterday at a meeting of the Council for science and education, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin asked the President of RAS Vladimir Fortov why despite the presidential recommendations among academicians were elected several officials. The head of state said that he intends to give such officials the “ability to do science, because, apparently, their scientific activity is much more important than the performance of some routine administrative duties in government and governance”.

The President noted that, despite his instructions, took part in the election to the Academy of Sciences some representatives of Administration of the head of state, the Ministry of education, Ministry of interior, Ministry of defence, FSB and other departments.

President Vladimir Fortov, in an interview with TASS said that he was confident in the high level of scientific knowledge possessed by all the selected members of the Academy. “Every person who is elected by us, is very complex and difficult procedure, in particular, his scientific achievements are discussed in 11 different places, and 6 times going on a secret ballot for this man. Therefore, if the colleagues of these people chose, then I have no reason to doubt their scientific level”, – said the Fort.

As reported by Michael Finger, in particular, the title of academician was awarded to doctor of biological Sciences, Deputy Minister of education and science Alexey Lopatin. From 2006 to 2015 Lopatin was Deputy Director for science at the Paleontological Institute. A. borisyak wounds.

Corresponding members in addition Fisun became doctor of medical Sciences, head of main medical Department of Management Department of the President Konstantin Kotenko, who was previously General Director of the Federal medical biophysical center named after A. I. Burnazyan, doctor of legal Sciences, Deputy interior Minister Alexander Savenkov, doctor of legal Sciences, head of Department of registration and archival funds of FSB of Vasily Khristoforov, doctor of medical Sciences, Director of the Department of science, innovation development and management of biomedical health risks, Ministry of health Sergey Rumyantsev.

In addition, corresponding members became doctor of technical Sciences, Deputy head of Roshydromet Alexander Makosko and doctor of technical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Director of the Russian Fund of fundamental research Igor Sheremet. In the RAS noted that elected a corresponding member Olga Kovtun held a post of the Minister of health of the Perm region, but in August left the office.

Among the most renowned of the 25 candidate for RAS members of the authorities of the Fingers called the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova, which, according to the academician, withdrew his candidacy before the election. So did the Governor of Tambov region Alexander Nikitin. And scientific Director of the State archive of the Russian Federation Sergey Mironenko filed his candidacy, but failed in the election.

Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences selected by a vote of four years. Write this title only if the scientist will report this and for this decision the majority vote during the General meeting of RAS.

Elections in the ran ended on 28 October. According to their results, was endorsed candidates 176 new academics and 323 new corresponding members. There was a total of 2273 applications for 518 seats. Elections this year were the biggest in the history of the Academy of Sciences. They were held for the first time since 2011, since 2013 it was canceled due to the reform of the RAS.

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