On April 14, the international scientific and practical conference "Digital International Relations 2022" began in Moscow. Among the speakers at the plenary session were Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov and President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Academician Alexander Sergeyev, who admitted that the Western Academies of Sciences had frozen scientific contracts with Russia, and in cooperation with There is a pause in China.
“There has never been such a situation. Our colleagues from the academies of sciences of a number of countries simply refuse to make contacts. As a result, our relations with most academies of sciences are now frozen”, - the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences noted, adding that the situation concerns partners that are very important for Russia: Germany, France and the United States.
In addition, China also refuses to work with the Russian Academy of Sciences. “Our Chinese scientific colleagues have also paused. Over the past month, we have not been able to enter into serious discussions of the situation with them, despite the fact that we really have built excellent cooperation”, - Alexander Sergeyev emphasized.