DECREE of the President of the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic on Organization of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Considering great importance of the development of basic science as the basis for economic, social and cultural development of Russia, I hereby resolve:

1. To reinstate the Russian Academy of Sciences as the supreme scientific institution of Russia.

2. To establish that the Russian Academy of Sciences is a Russian self-regulating organization acted with the authority of the RSFSR law and own Charter. Members of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR upon their agreement are considered as members of the Russian Academy of Sciences retaining their degree of full members and corresponding members. Members of the Russian Academy of Sciences elected in compliance with the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR of January 24, 1990 On Establishment of the Academy of Sciences of the Russian Federation and the enactment of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR of February 15, 1991 On Further Activities on the Russian Academy of Sciences Organization are considered as members of the Russian Academy of Sciences too. The Russian Academy of Sciences consolidates full members and corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences and other research scientists of the Academy’s institutions.

3. To establish that the Russian Academy of Sciences includes institutes, laboratories, businesses and organizations which carry out investigations in mainstream basic sciences, including organizations within the Academy of Sciences of the USSR located at the territory of the Russian Federation.

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The President of the Russian Federation
Boris N. Yeltsin
December 2, 1991

 

 
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