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May 5th, 2010
Inside Russia's 'nanotech park'
With Russian science not at its best since the break-up of the USSR, Moscow is now attempting to follow an example from its Soviet past.
It plans to co-operate with nations from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) - made up of former Soviet republics - in the areas of nanotechnology and innovation.
An organisation with a grand-sounding name, International Innovative Nanotechnology Centre (IINC) of the CIS countries, has been set up in Dubna, just outside Moscow.
The place is intended to propel Russian science to the heights it once enjoyed, by turning the fruits of pure research by scientists in the former Soviet states into real-life products.
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