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The head of the RAS Vladimir Fortov was appointed acting President of the Academy, his Deputy Valery Kozlov. FORTS himself being examined in the CDB. According to the source RBC, most likely, it will remain a simple academic to election to the Academy in the fall
Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Valery Kozlov appointed as acting head of the Academy. About it the correspondent of RBC said the representative of the President of RAS Vladimir Fortov.
According to her, Kozlova for this position was appointed the FORTS, because he is on sick leave. This procedure is the appointment of an officer when they go on sick leave — is standard, said the representative Fortov. He calls FORTS on March 22, RBC did not answer.
Vice-President of RAS Valery Kozlov in conversation with RBC said that while he could not comment on “rumours” about his appointment to the post of acting head of the Russian Academy of Sciences. “No review can not give, because did not really know. I tell you fairly,” he said.
The source of RBC reported that the FORTS under examination in the Central clinical hospital (TSKB), his condition is satisfactory. Most likely, he will remain a simple academic to the fall elections to the Russian Academy of Sciences, said the interlocutor of RBC.
Monday, March 20, at the General meeting of members of the Academy all three candidates for President of the RAS Alexander Makarov, Vladislav Panchenko and Vladimir Fortov — withdrew their candidatures from the election. In addition, the academicians decided to postpone the election for November 2017, and also to keep the powers of the incumbent President until that time. In the voting process of the FORTS asked not to renew his powers. He explained that his status as President, according to opponents, gives him the advantage in the election. He is ready to resign. The voting results of the General meeting of academics must approve the government.
The day before, March 21, Fortov told RBC that the government may decide about who will hold the office of President at any time. According to him, the goats suited to the role of acting President of the Academy. This is a man who has experience of scientific and organizational work, said FORTS. In addition, Fortov said that he did not know whether to run for President in the fall.