Dear Colleague,
We would like to draw your attention to the following information published at the EMS website. It is a follow-up to events concerning the fundamental reform of the Russian Academy of Science undertaken by the Russian Government.
Your collaboration in its dissemination will be appreciated.
The Russian Duma will take up its work on September, 9. It will have to discuss and finally pass a law on a reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) that was originally launched by the Russian government without consultations with the scientific community. The RAS plans to adopt a declaration summarizing key requests from the scientists to be presented to the Duma in due time.
Russian colleagues have formulated a petition to the Russian president Putin asking him to make sure that the future law will come in place after a thorough consultation with the scientific community. To sign the petition, please go to
Marta Sanz-Solé
The European Mathematical Society