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Russia aims to revive science after era of stagnation

Russia aims to revive science after era of stagnation
Quirin Schiermeier
In the twilight of a winter's afternoon on the outskirts of Moscow, a disc-shaped building stands out against dreary tower blocks and largely vacant car parks. This avant-garde architecture — called simply the Disk — hosts the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), a private research centre founded in 2011. Inside its curved, gleaming halls, physicist Denis Kurlov describes how the centre attracted him back to Russia, more than seven years after he left his native country to work abroad.
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