В Москве и Петербурге закрыты отделения Архива Российской Академии наук?!

В Москве и Петербурге закрыты отделения Архива Российской Академии наук. Как случилось, что Архив, работавший в годы войн и революций, стал недоступен для читателей весной 2019 года? Ценнейшие фонды находятся под угрозой порчи и уничтожения. Историки опасаются, что Архив повторит судьбу сгоревшего ИНИОН'а и выходят на улицы. 


Верно ли это?

Кто-нибудь может перевести текст, пожалуйста?

Большое спасибо!

Apr 30, 2019 6:26 AM
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It used to be governed by a body consisting of some 4 hunderds of "academicians": renowned scientists, often heads of various institions. Usually old:)
Also there were several more hunderds of "correspondent members".

They elected new academicians on their own. There is also a smaller body elected from among academicians called "the presidium of Academy" and these are actual rulers.  Some people within the Academy didn't like this order. For example because people in the presidium tended to direct funding to... well, to where they found it reasonable (often to their institutions).  So, funding.
May 6, 2019
I don't know if it is true but it sounds very usual for Russia.

1. Russian Academy of Sciences. What's that?

Most of scientific research in Russia is conducted within a HUGE organisation: Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). 

It has 50 000 of researchs staff and just as many of other people working there. That is among 1500 Russians (babies included) there is 1 person working there. 

Two notes about differences between English and Russian usage and cultures:
- "Наука" (Science) in Russian means not only "hard sciences" and "natural sciences" but also history, philology, sociology, linguistics...even Literary criticism. Any field thatdevelops humanity's knowlege.
- When in the West much of science is done in universities, in Russia universities mostly teach students. There is some research in universities as well, but most of it is done within research institutions.
-  Most of research institutions (espectially those involved in "fundamental" rather than "applied" science), in turn, belong to RAS. 

This organisation has many research institutions (hundreds?) but also it has infrastructure (up to small towns:)) and land. 

It used to be independed on Russian government. It receives funding form the state but it (and money distribution within it) is governed by scientists elected as "academiсians".

May 6, 2019
1) do you want us to translate the WHOLE article or only the fragment which you quote here?

The whole article is LONG. You can read it with Google translate and ask me if you can't understand something:) As many questions as you like, i enjoy questions. 
Note that if you're using Google Translate, then Russian>English is better than Russian>ENglish>German.

2) I only can translate things to English. I can't write in German. If you write in German I'll understand you though.

May 6, 2019