Valery Kozlov appointed as acting head of the RAS
Moscow. March 22. INTERFAX.RU — Acting head of the Russian Academy of Sciences was appointed Vice-President of the RAS Valery Kozlov, reported “Interfax” source.
As said the interlocutor of the Agency, the President of RAS Vladimir Fortov, is currently on inspection in TSKB, his condition is satisfactory.
According to the source, before the autumn elections of the head of the RAS Fortov is likely to remain a simple academic.
Monday March 20 General meeting of the RAS, by an absolute majority of votes has made the decision to postpone the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and its Presidium in the fall (no later than 20 November) and to request the government to extend the mandate of the current head of the RAS Vladimir Fortov and the current presidency.
Previously, all three candidates for President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, including Fortov, whose authority expires in a few days, withdrew from the election. The FORTS proposed to move elections to fall because of the issues to the election procedure the Charter of the Academy.