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Putin stresses need for science amid Russian political overhaul

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Research infrastructure and university scholarships namechecked in state-of-the-nation speech

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has promised to improve the lot of the country’s researchers and universities, in a speech that kicked off a day of political turmoil.

The entire Russian government resigned following Putin’s 15 January state-of-the-nation address, which outlined “drastic changes to the political system” and proposed reforms to who wields power over the country.

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