Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev said that he was going on Monday to discuss the situation with the elections of the President of the RAS, with its current President, Vladimir Fortov, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“It is necessary that there is a collapse does not come, but I’ll call you our colleague Fortova, if necessary, to someone else, but it’s certainly not very good. It is necessary that they somehow decided,” — said Medvedev at the meeting with Deputy Prime Ministers of the Russian government in the Hills.
According to him, the wounds — “not a social club” and the state Academy, which “operates on the basis of state property” and is spending public money.
According to Medvedev, if the academics in need of legal assistance for the speedy drafting of normative acts and documents which determine the procedure for the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, this assistance must be provided. “Anyway, this Charter is approved by the government of Russia”, — Medvedev recalled.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich said that will be held appropriate consultations with the Russian Academy of Sciences, said “RIA Novosti”.
The election of the President of the RAS had to go through March 22. However, earlier on Monday, March 20, all three candidates for President of the RAS Alexander Makarov, Vladislav Panchenko and Vladimir Fortov — withdrew and supported the postponement of the elections in the fall.
The official reason for the postponement of the elections in the fall became unsettled “procedural issues”, however, the surveyed academics stated that the revision of documents — formal reason. According to them, the decision Fortov was preceded by a meeting with him the head of the state Vladimir Putin. According to the academics, for the postponement of elections, citing incorrect documents, were Makarov and Panchenko, and FORTS were against it.
According to sources , last week Fortov held several meetings with the President, following which he called upon all candidates to a meeting on Sunday. In addition, they believe that if the elections would take place, would have won the FORTS, as most academics would support the incumbent President.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that he was unaware of any meetings with the head of state Fortov. “It (elections of the head wounds. —) it is not the prerogative of the President, I do not know about such meetings,” Peskov said (quoted by TASS). “But we observed that at a General meeting is happening,” — said the representative of the Kremlin.
The Ministry of education in conversation with said that the Agency “does not interfere in this process”, and the election — “it’s regular procedure,” which “entirely” refers to the competence of the academic community.