The most important event in the life of the Russian scientific community in recent decades is without doubt last year’s reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This reform radically changes the situation both in the Russian science and in its relations with the political authorities.

Last year’s reform has much deteriorated the situation not only from the last two decades, but even compared to the Soviet era. All elements of autonomy and self-government that existed until that time were destroyed.

The model of academic research that worked in Russia for decades in a rather effective way, was destroyed . The situation of university researchers has also deteriorated, which does not allow to expect positive changes in this area of ​​science. All this makes the prospects for research in Russia rather dark, and the emigration of young researchers, which is already large enough, will quite surely continue to grow.