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November 30th, 2007
Putin to double science spending
President Vladimir Putin promised that science spending would be doubled in two years, adding that it was crucial to ensuring the country's development.
Putin promised to boost government spending on science to more than 400 billion rubles (about US$16.5 billion) by 2010, which is twice this year's spending.
The president stressed the need to develop new scientific fields such as nanotechnology, nuclear physics, bioengineering and others to provide for the country's defense needs and social development.
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